Senior bureaucrat IAS Sumita Misra was on Tuesday (Dec 26) appointed as joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s economic advisory council (PMEAC) as part of a mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle.

Now, Misra will hold the post for five years, an order issued by the personnel ministry said.

The prime minister’s economic advisory council, in which Misra plays a crucial role, was set up in September. The council will work to analyse all critical issues, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the prime minister and in the end advising him accordingly.

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Misra is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre. As many as ten officers, including five IAS officers, have been appointed as joint secretaries in various central government departments as part of the reshuffle.

The IAS Principal Secretary Department of Tourism Govt of Haryana, Misra brings over 26 years of experience in diverse departments, including Women and Child Department, Transport, Tourism, Science & Technology and in the Chief Minister’s office, to the council.

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To name a few of her achievements, as Deputy Commissioner, she received the Haryana State Gold Medal for social work for Red Cross and Child Welfare activities. During her stint as Director, Renewable Energy, Haryana, she received three National Awards from the President of India Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil for outstanding work in Renewable Energy in 2007. Misra put Haryana’s name in the record list when under her leadership the state emerged as the National Award winner among all States for Energy Conservation for three years in a row, thus setting up a record.

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She is also among the founding members of ADARSH (Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats) which promotes sustainable habitats. A literature lover, Dr. Sumita Misra is also the founder Chairperson of the Chandigarh Literary Society.

Feature  Image Credits: The Indian Express

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