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Inside Track: Power equations are changing

PKM handles mainly appointments and promotions, the cabinet secretariat and anti-corruption unit. (Credit: IE)

PKS’s clout
P K Mishra and Ajit Doval are considered the two most powerful bureaucrats in Delhi, and both have Cabinet rank status in Modi 2.0. When Mishra (PKM) took over from Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the PM, it was assumed that he would automatically wield the most clout in Modi’s secretariat. But the recent allocation of reporting authority for portfolios in government suggests that power equations may be changing. Former cabinet secretary P K Sinha (PKS), who was appointed Principal ...

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