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Odisha-born bureaucrat Pramod Kumar Mishraassumed charge as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister

Newdelhi11/9/19: Odisha-born bureaucrat Pramod Kumar Mishra (PK Mishra) today assumed charge as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A 1972 batch IAS officer belonging to Gujarat cadre has served as secretary to the Union Ministry of Agriculture between December 1, 2006, and August 31, 2008, under Sharad Pawar. Mishra was credited with the implementation of the National Agriculture Development Programme and the National Food Security Mission.

PK Mishra has also served as Principal Secretary to Modi between 2001 and 2004 during the latter’s tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Earlier, Nripendra Misra was serving as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

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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