Friday, August 06, 2010

Pradeep Kumar Misra, 1976 batch IAS appointed as India's new steel secretary

Pradeep Kumar Misra, a 1976 batch UP cadre IAS who has a successful innings as Establishment Officer in DoPT, is shifting to Udyog Bhawan as steel secretary. Misra, who had served as a joint secretary in defence ministry for about six year during the NDA regime, later joined home ministry as an additional secretary for a brief period.
A post graduate in economics, PK Misra became a known name among senior officers across the country once he joined one of the key posts in North Block, Establishment Officer back in February 2007. As an Establishment Officer, he played a key role in major postings, transfers etc. of senior Group A civil servants.
He is replacing Atul Chaturvedi, his two-batch senior in the same UP cadre who is retiring August 31, 2010.
As an EO in DoPT, he fixed an one-hour visiting period in the afternoon for any visitor who wanted to have an interaction with him. No wonder, many bureaucrats wishing for a transfer or postings on deputation hang around outside his room, incidentally located just next to home secretary GK Pillai’s cabin in North Block, for pitching their cases. Will Misra fix one hour for visitors in steel ministry too?
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DIPP Secretary RP Singh
Petroleum Secretary Sundareshan 
Disinvestment Secretary Sumit Bose
Mining Secretary Subramanyam Vijay Kumar
Agriculture Secretary PK Basu
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