Principal Private Secretary

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Not to be confused with Parliamentary 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.[1]

INDIA[edit]

In INDIA Principal Private Secretary is a GROUP A Gazetted Level officer that generally take care of office of Additional Secretary to Govt of INDIA.

Senior Principal Private Secretary (Senior PPS) is a Senior Group A Gazetted Selection Post One Rank Above Principal Private Secretary that take care of office of Secretary to Govt of INDIA or the Equivalent Rank officer Member CBEC or Member Railway Board.

P.S.O is Principal Staff Officer is a Senior Group A Gazetted Selection Post One Rank Above Senior Principal Private Secretary that take care of office of Secretary to Govt of INDIA or the Equivalent Rank officer Member CBEC or Member Railway Board or the Chairman. Pay Scale is equivalent to Director to Govt of India.

For More Information visit official Govt of India Website.

http://persmin.gov.in/dopt_csdivision_index.asp

http://www.archive.india.gov.in/knowindia/profile.php?id=32

In popular culture[edit]

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:

(From the episode "Open Government", transmitted 25 February 1980)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, John Michael; George William Jones; June Burnham (1998). At the centre of Whitehall: advising the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 42–44. ISBN 978-0-312-17730-0.