Nripendra Misra steps down as PM’s Principal Secretary

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Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his intention to be relieved of his assignment, the statement said.

Nripendra will continue in his post for two weeks on the Prime Minister’s request. 

PM Modi has requested him to continue for two weeks and appointed P.K. Sinha, IAS (Retd.) UP:77, as Officer on Special Duty in the PMO.

In his farewell note, Misra thanked PM Modi for the opportunity to serve the country and the complete confidence he has placed in me.

“It has been a privilege to serve the country under Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  I am deeply grateful to him for this opportunity and the complete confidence he has place in me,” he said.

“I have enjoyed working committing my every hour and thought for more than five years, towards this satisfying journey.  It is now time for me to move on, even as I remain devoted to public causes and national interests.  I thank all colleagues, within and outside the Government, friends and my family for this support.  I wish Narendra Modi, our Prime Minister, success as he leads our country into a bright future,” he added.

PM Modi in a tweet described Misra as among the most outstanding officers, who has a great grasp of public policy and administration.

“After serving the PMO assiduously and diligently for over five years and making an indelible contribution to India’s growth trajectory, Shri Nripendra Misra Ji will be embarking on a new phase of his life. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours,” Modi said in a tweet.

“Shri Nripendra Misra is among the most outstanding officers, who has a great grasp of public policy and administration. When I was new to Delhi in 2014, he taught me a lot and his guidance remains extremely valuable,” Modi added.