Pradeep Kumar Sinha is new cabinet secretary

GN Bureau | May 29, 2015


#pradeep kumar sinha   #pk sinha   #cabinet secretary  

Uttar Pradesh (UP) cadre IAS officer Pradeep Kumar Sinha’s name has been approved by prime minister Narendra Modi for the appointment as next cabinet secretary. The 1977- batch officer will take charge from June 13, 2015 and will succeed Ajit Seth.

Sinha has been serving as secretary, ministry of power, since July 2013. Earlier, he has been secretary in the ministry of shipping and has held several other important positions in the union government and Uttar Pradesh.

The Prime Minister has also approved that Sinha may be appointed as OSD (officer on special duty) in the cabinet secretariat with effect from the date of assumption of charge, till June 12, 2015.

Sinha, who was serving as power secretary, was the top contender for the most coveted bureaucratic post. Finance secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch Rajasthan cadre officer, was another contender for the top post. 

Comments

 

Other News

ONGC acquires 51.11% stake in HPCL

In its bid to create an oil major to match the performance of global and domestic oil and gas players, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) board has approved the acquisition of entire 51.11 percent shareholding of the government in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) with a total acqu

Foundation of mine counters measure vessels command laid at Goa Shipyard

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar recently laid the foundation stone of the Rs 120 crore- MCMV (mine counters measure vessels) Command, Control & Design Office at Goa Shipyard Ltd, Vasco in Goa. The defence ministry has entrusted the GSL for series construction of sophisticated and hig

Sri Lankan defence secy reviews patrol vessel construction at GSL

A high level Sri Lankan defence delegation headed by secretary of defence, Kapila Waidyaratane PC recently visited Goa Shipyard Ltd. The delegation held discussions with GSL CMD, Rear Admiral (retired) Shekhar Mital. The defence delegation was shown the ongoing shipbuilding activities includ

Are our authorities callous when it comes to ensuring safety of people?

Are our authorities callous when it comes to ensuring safety of people?

Unto the first few

Our constitution promises equality of status and opportunity to all citizens but statistical data suggests that inequalities in wealth and income have increased since independence and are now on an uncontrolled upward spiral. Recently, Thomas Piketty and Lucas Chancel in their aptly titled s

NTPC seeks protection for Gadarwara project

NTPC has sought the help of Madhya Pradesh government for the safety of Gadarwara power project site and the workers who have stopped the work on the site since December 22. It has appealed to the local people to support the project of national importance. Half of the electricity generated

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter