Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha India’s next Cabinet Secretary

By on 29/05/2015
Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha, appointed India’s next Cabinet Secretary, from 13 June, 2015

Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha has been appointed India’s next Cabinet Secretary, replacing Ajit Seth who has been holding the position for the last four years.

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s office released a press note today stating that Modi approved of Sinha’s appointment.

Sinha will assume his role on 13 June, 2015.

He is currently heading up India’s Ministry of Power, which oversees electricity production and infrastructure development, where he has worked as State Secretary since July 2013.

He has earlier served as the Shipping Secretary and has also held several other senior positions in the national government as well as his cadre state of Uttar Pradesh.

Born in 1955, Sinha has an MPhil in social sciences and a post graduate degree in Economics, according reports by First Post.

Seth had taken over as Cabinet Secretary on 14 June, 2011 with a two-year fixed tenure until 13 June, 2013.

But he had his tenure extended several times, most recently with a six-month extension in December last year.

The Cabinet Secretariat is overseen directly by the Prime Minister’s Office.

It “assists in decision-making in government by ensuring inter-ministerial coordination, ironing out differences amongst ministries or departments and evolving consensus through the instrumentality of the standing or adhoc committees of secretaries,” its website states.

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Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World - the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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  1. supriyo mukherjee

    19/01/2019 at

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