Kapil Dev Tripathi has been appointed as the Secretary to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. He will replace Sanjay Kothari, who was selected as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner in February. The appointment of Kapil Dev Tripathi has been approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kapil Dev Tripathi is 1980-batch retired IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre. Prior to this, He was retired as the Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in June 2018.