PK Mishra appointed as Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister
PK Mishra was appointed as the additional Principal Secretary of Prime Minister. He is a retired IAS officer of 1972 batch of Gujarat cadre.
PK Mishra on 9 June 2014 was appointed as the additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. He is a retired IAS officer of 1972 batch of the Gujarat cadre.
His appointment was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
At the time of appointment, Mishra was serving Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) as Director General. GSDMA was created after Kutch earthquake on 26 January 2001.
He also had the additional charge of Chairman of the state-level Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) committee of the Union Ministry of Environment & Forest.
About PK Mishra
• He was the Chairman of the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) for five years. He was appointed to GERC in 2008 after his retirement as IAS officer
• He was Secretary to the Union Agriculture Ministry between 2006 and 2008. Some of his achievements include involvement in national initiatives like
a) Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
b) National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
• He was Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Narendra Modi till 2004