Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha was appointed the Cabinet Secretary of India on May 29, 2015 by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Mr. Sinha has served in various key posts in both Central and UP Government, such as Union Power Secretary, Union Shipping Secretary, Special Secretary and Financial Advisor in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Union Government. Principal Secretary (Irrigation), Commissioner of Varanasi Division, Investment Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh and as the Secretary of Uttaranchal Development Authority.
He is an economics graduate from St. Stephen's College and holds a postgraduate degree in economics from the Delhi School of Economics. He holds an MPhil degree in social sciences as well.