P Ok Sinha, the Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tendered his resignation citing “private grounds”.
In response to the information company IANS, the previous Cupboard Secretary and the retired 1977-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre put in his papers on Monday night. With no particular cause out but, the transfer by one of many Prime Minister’s most trusted aides has raised a number of questions.
Sinha was appointed because the Principal Adviser to PM in 2019 following the overall elections, after he retired because the Cupboard Secretary. The appointment order had mentioned his tenure could be co-terminus with the time period of the Prime Minister or till additional orders, whichever got here earlier.
Previous to being appointed because the Principal Advisor to Prime Minister, the veteran former bureaucrat was earlier made the Officer on Particular Obligation (OSD) within the Prime Minister’s Workplace in 2019 after PM Modi accepted the request of his Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra to be relieved from the submit.
Sinha has held a number of senior positions on the centre throughout his profession. He had served because the Cupboard Secretary from June 13, 2015 to August 30, 2019.
Sinha prior to now additionally served because the Secretary within the Ministries of Energy and Delivery and as a Particular Secretary within the Ministry of Petroleum and Pure Gasoline.