Principal Private Secretary
In the British Civil Service and Australian Public Service the Principal Private Secretary is the civil servant who runs a cabinet minister's private office. The role can be a political appointment or a civil service position.
In India Principal Private Secratary is Group A Gazetted officer that generally take care of office of Additional Secratary or Equivalent to the Govt of India. Principal Private Secratary has a pay scale equivalent to (Undersecratary to Govt of India/Deputy Comisioner). Principal Private Secratary are promoted to Senior Principal Private Secratary (Senior PPS) generraly after 7-8 years of Service depending upon the Posts. Senior Principal Private Secratary has a pay scale equivalent to (Deputy Secratary to Govt of India/Joint Comisioner) and they run the office of Secratary to Govt of India/Member or Equivalent. Level of Seniority after Senior PPS is PSO(Principal Staff Officer's). PSO has Pay Scale Equivalent to (Director to Govt of India/Divisional Commisioner of a state). In India officers of Level of PPS & above can attest passport documents for Tatkal scheme.
In popular culture
A classic explanation is provided in the British sitcom Yes Minister.
- Sir Humphrey (the Permanent Secretary) briefs Hacker (the Minister) on the Department's workings:
Hacker: Who else is in this department?
(From the episode "Open Government", transmitted 25 February 1980)
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