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PM’s principal adviser, PK Sinha, steps down

Sinha is a former 1977 batch IAS officer of the UP cadre. In the primary tenure of the Narendra Modi authorities, he served as the cupboard secretary. When he retired in 2019, a particular publish was created for him on the PMO as Officer on Special Duty earlier than he succeeded Nripendra Mishra

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 03:58 PM IST

The Prime Minister’s principal adviser, PK Sinha, stepped down from his position on Monday. His office confirmed that Sinha had submitted his resignation,however there have been no quick particulars behind the rationale for his exit from the nation’s high office.

“He has relinquished charge on March 15,’’ said a top official, not wanting to be named.

Another top official said the reason for Sinha’s exit is his health. “He’s having some issues and it was considered that it was better to be away from such a high pressure job that he is in now. Mr Sinha has been an exemplary officer who is a top performer.”

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Sinha is a former 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre. In the primary tenure of the Narendra Modi authorities, he served as the cupboard secretary, taking on from Ajit Seth. Before that, he was secretary within the ministry of energy and delivery. When he retired in 2019, a particular publish was created for him on the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) as Officer on Special Duty.

After Nripendra Mishra moved out of the PMO, Sinha was appointed the principal adviser. According to a September 2019 order, Sinha oversaw coverage points and issues referring to all ministries, departments, businesses, and our bodies.There is not any official remark from the federal government on Sinha’s exit thus far.

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