Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Dr. P.K. Mishra as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with effect from 11 September 2019. He was currently functioning as Additional Principal Secretary to PM Modi.
- Pramod Kumar Mishra has a Ph.D in Economics/Development Studies from University of Sussex, M.A. in Development Economics at University of Sussex as also M.A. in Economics at Delhi School of Economics (DSE) and B.A. Hons. (Economics) from G.M. College (Sambalpur University) in 1970.
- He served as Additional Principal Secretary to PM Modi during 2014-19. He is credited with introducing innovation and transformative changes in human resource management, particularly appointments to senior positions.
- As Secretary Agriculture & Cooperation, he was involved in national initiatives like National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and National Agriculture Development Programme (RKVY). He has also served as Chairman of State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) and in area of Disaster management.
- He was also recently conferred with United Nations SASAKAWA Award 2019, the most prestigious international award in disaster management.