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Nripendra Misra has been appointed as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister

New Delhi:12/6/19; Retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Nripendra Misra has been appointed as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The appointment of Misra, a retired 1967 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. His appointment is effective from May 31, 2019.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Nripendra Misra, IAS(Retired) as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister with effect from 31. May, 2019. His appointment will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” an official statement said.

During the term of his office, he will be assigned the rank of Cabinet Minister in the Table of Precedence, the statement added.

PM Modi had handpicked the Odia IAS officer and re-employed him after retirement in 2009 after he assumed office for the first term in 2014.

A native of Sambalpur district, Mishra is an alumnus of Gangadhar Meher College. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Economics in Delhi School of Economics and completed his PhD in Development Economics from the University of Sussex.

Mishra has also authored books, The Kutch Earthquake 2001: Recollections, Lessons and Insights and Agricultural Risk Insurance and Income.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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