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PM clearly defines the role of his lieutenants

By IndianMandarins- 17 Sep 2019


With the creation of the post of Principal Advisor to Prime Minister a lot of deliberations were made that who will be given what responsibility. To avoid any such confusion in the working of top three bureaucrats, PM has clearly defined their roles.


New Principal Secretary P K Mishra will handle policy issues especially those pertaining to the listing of Cabinet items apart from ACC and any other appointments to the government of India. Mishra will also be in charge of the Ministries of Personnel, Law, Anti-Corruption and the overall PMO. He will also take care of appointments even to the ministries of defence, MEA and intelligence agencies.


NSA Ajit Doval will handle other matters pertaining to these departments. He will also be in charge of all matters relating to national security. Doval has also been allocated the issue of talks with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) separatists.


The newly created Principal Advisor to Prime Minister P K Sinha will handle rest of the ministries. The order comes in the wake of the appointment of Mishra as the principal secretary to the PM last week, the highest bureaucratic position in the government. Both Mishra and Doval hold cabinet rank.

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