New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Anoop Mishra is the new Secretary General of the Lok Sabha.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has appointed Mishra (IAS, UP, 1978) as Secretary General of Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat in the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary with effect from December 1, 2014 up to 30th November 2016 or until further orders.
An accomplished civil servant, Mishra has held several important positions at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh. He was the Chief Secretary for a year with the overall responsibility of the state administration, superintendence of law and order and developmental and infrastructure schemes in Uttar Pradesh.
He has also held the position of the Chairman of UP State Road Transport Corporation for two years, overseeing its operations and management.
At the Centre, Mishra held, among others, the position of Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, with the responsibility of strategic ministries such as Home, Defence, External Affairs, Atomic Energy and Space and the economic ministries such as Finance, Commerce besides the Planning Commission.