Both the officers will be assigned the rank of Cabinet minister in the order of precedence.
New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Tuesday approved the appointment of Dr Nripendra Mishra, IAS (Retired) as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with effect from May 31.
A 1967 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Mishra is currently serving as the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary.
P K Mishra, IAS officer (Retired) has been appointed the Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.
During the term of their office, both the officers will be assigned the rank of Cabinet minister in the order of precedence, a government notification said on Tuesday.
Their appointment will be co-terminus with the term of Prime Minister.