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PM Modi bids farewell to former Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra

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Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra

Hosting a function organised at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bid farewell to his former Principal Secretary, Nripendra Misra, who stepped down from his post last month after a five-year stint as a top bureaucrat of the central government.

After the function, PM Modi tweeted, “We had a wonderful farewell programme for Shri Nripendra Misra Ji at my residence today. Nripendra Ji guided me when I was new to Delhi. He is an officer who understands how India’s democratic system works and is blessed with great conflict resolution skills with a human touch.”

Misra thanked the Prime Minister for giving him an opportunity to work towards the dream of creating a New India.

A 1967-Batch officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Misra had been the Telecom Secretary of India along with being the Fertilisers Secretary and the Chairperson of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Misra was given a cabinet rank when he joined the PM’s office in 2014. The rules of TRAI were amended so he could re-join the government after retirement.

In June, after PM Modi began his second term, Misra was re-appointed Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

PM Modi had asked Misra to continue for two more weeks after Misra had expressed his intention to be relieved of his duties.

“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 had tweeted.

Former cabinet secretary P K Sinha was appointed as officer on special duty by the Prime Minister in his office.

Also read: Nripendra Misra steps down as Principal Secretary to PM Narendra Modi

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