Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday formally re-appointed his two top aides, Nripendra Misra and PK Mishra for his second term in office. Both of them have been assigned the rank of a cabinet minister, according to orders issued by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet.
Nripendra Misra will continue to be principal secretary to the Prime Minister while PK Mishra will be Additional Principal Secretary.
The two appointments will be co-terminus with the Prime Minister’s term, Tuesday’s order said.
The new order places the two key officials on par with National Security Adviser AK Doval, who was last week elevated in the rank of cabinet minister.
The three officers were handpicked by PM Modi soon after his stunning 2014 victory when he started his first term and have continued to remain part of his core team that runs the prime minister’s office.
Jun 11, 2019 22:24 IST