Former Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha was appointed as the principal advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official order said on Wednesday.
Sinha was last month appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the PMO.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of P K Sinha, currently functioning as OSD in the Prime Minister’s Office, as Principal Advisor to Prime Minister with effect from 11th September 2019, according to the order.
In another important appointment, Pramod Kumar Mishra was appointed as the new principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said on Wednesday.
He took over his new assignment on Wednesday, the statement said.
Mishra was the additional principal secretary to the prime minister and was holding the rank of a Cabinet minister.
Recently, Nripendra Misra had stepped down as the principal secretary to the prime minister. Modi had asked him to continue for two weeks.