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676. 

Who were re-appointed as the Principal Secretary (PS) and Additional Principal Secretary (Addl PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cabinet minister rank?

[A]. Rajesh Kotecha and Jai Priye Prakash
[B]. S. K. Sinha and Tarun Shridhar
[C]. Nripendra Misra and Pramod Kumar Mishra
[D]. Sanjay Kothari and Pradeep Kumar Sinha

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Nripendra Misra and Pramod Kumar Mishra were re-appointed as Principal Secretary (PS) and Additional Principal Secretary (Addl PS) respectively to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cabinet minister rank. The approval was given by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) with effect from May 31, 2019. On May 28, 2014, Nripendra Misra, 1967-batch retired IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, was appointed as the Principal Secretary to the PM.P K Mishra, a 1972-batch retired IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, had served as the Principal Secretary to PM Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat between 2001 and 2004. He was the Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture between December 1, 2006, and August 31, 2008, and was also appointed as the chairman of the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission for a five-year-term after his retirement.

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