Former Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Sinha, a 1977-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, superannuated as Cabinet Secretary and was succeeded by Rajiv Gauba. His appointment comes after Nripendra Misra stepped down as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday put in a request to be relieved of his official duties, with the Prime Minister accepting the same.However, he requested Mishra to continue for two more weeks which means that the latter will be officially relieved from his assignment only in the second week of September.

In a statement, Misra said, “It’s been a privilege to serve the country under PM Modi ji. Deeply grateful to him for this opportunity&complete confidence he placed in me. Time now for me to move on, even as I remain devoted to public causes&national interest.”