New Delhi, Dec 1: Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra has been given one-year extension. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Mishra was appointed as the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on December 1, 2014 for a period of two years and his term ended yesterday. The UP-cadre IAS officer of 1978 batch was appointed the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha Secretariat in the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary. “Lok Sabha Secretary Anoop Mishra has been given one-year extension,” a source said.
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 had 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.