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PM Modi's Principal Advisor P.K. Sinha Resigns

Sinha was made officer on special duty to the prime minister in August 2019, after he had served four years as cabinet secretary.

New Delhi: P.K. Sinha, the principal advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has resigned, sources said on Tuesday.

Sinha, a retired IAS officer of 1977 batch, was appointed as principal advisor to the Prime Minister in September 2019, after a brief stint as an officer on special duty (OSD).

Sinha was made OSD to the prime minister in August 2019, after he had served four years as cabinet secretary.

The Print reported, citing sources, that there is a possibility that Sinha could be considered by the Modi government for a constitutional post, such as lieutenant governor of Delhi or Puducherry. It added that he resigned citing “personal reasons”.

According to the order of his appointment, his tenure as principal advisor was co-terminus with the term of Prime Minister Modi or until further announcement, whichever earlier.

Sinha had also served as secretary in the Ministry of Power.