The Hush Post: Additional Principal Secretary in Harayana Chief Minster Manohar Lal’s government, IAS Dr. Sumita Mishra will soon join PM Narendra Modi’s team. The state government has agreed to send this 1990-batch IAS officer on a central deputation. She will now provide her services as a joint secretary in PM’s Economic Advisory Council.
Born to a doctor couple, Dr. Sumita Mishra did her school from the prestigious Loreto Convent in Lucknow. She completed her higher studies from Lucknow University and was selected for the Indian Civil Services in 1990. She has held various responsibilities under the Harayana government since the past 28 years.
She is an alumni of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA having completed a course on Leadership & Public Policy. She has also attended senior management courses at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore.
Besides being a proficient administrator, Dr. Sumita Mishra is also a prolific writer. She first published a book of poems in English titled ‘A Life of Light’ in 2012. It carried a a Foreword by late Sh. Khushwant Singh, the famous author and columnist. The book was well received. She has also penned down Hindi and English poetry books like ‘Waqt De Ujaley’, ‘Zara Si Dhoop’ and ‘Patricker’ which were widely appreciated.
When Dr. Mishra relased her fourth book, she said, “I don’t decide in which language my book will be, the poetry itself decides that”.