May 02, 2020
A remarkable IAS officer(KD Tripathy, Modi’s blue-eyed boy chosen President’s secretary) perceived to be a close confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kapil Dev Tripathy has been appointed as the Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.
An alumnus of Allahabad University, Tripathy has been the topper throughout his student life. He(KD Tripathy, Modi’s blue-eyed boy chosen President’s secretary) even cracked the gruelling Civil Services Examinations in his first attempt.
A 1980-batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, Tripathy is the incumbent chairman of Public Enterprise Selection Board (PSEB).
He(KD Tripathy, Modi’s blue-eyed boy chosen President’s secretary) has held various posts in central as well as state governments including secretary in the central vigilance commission, department of personnel and training, ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions.
The appointment committee of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi endorsed Mr Tripathy’s name for the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Previously, Tripathy has served as the Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, 2015. He also worked as Chairman of the Board at Petronet LNG Ltd & Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited. Tripathy boasts of 35years of experience in public administration.
He(KD Tripathy, Modi’s blue-eyed boy chosen President’s secretary) has held an important position in the Union Government in various ministries/departments like Rural Development, steel and Mines, Tourism, Chemicals, Petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, Public Enterprise.
Tripathy also served as Secretary in the Central Vigilance Commission, which is the premier integrity institution of the county.
He played a key role to formulate the Marginal Fields Policy (MFP), for development of hydrocarbon discoveries made by national oil companies; Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd (OIL).
Tripathy was also the part and parcel of the implementation of PAHAL Scheme which creates a historic record from Guinness Book of World in recognition of PAHAL as the largest cash transfer programme in the world.
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