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The return of India’s most powerful bureaucrat: Nripendra Mishra to head NMML

By IndianMandarins- 18 Jan 2020


The move of appointment of Nripendra Mishra, former Principal Secretary to PM, is being seen as a return of India’s most powerful bureaucrat under Modi. He has been appointed as the head of the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). Though, it has a symbolic importance which underlines that Nripendra Mishra still remains in PM's good-books. The news world was abuzz that top NMML body has now Modi imprint, all over.

Former Union Minister M J Akbar was replaced by Prasad Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash as the council’s Vice Chairman.

Apart from the top two, there are three members and three ex-officio members in the eight member body of NMML. BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, an ICCR Chairman, Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta and academician Kapil Kapoor were made members of the body.

The three ex officio members are two bureaucrats from Ministry of Culture and the NMML Director Shakti Sinha himself.

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