New Delhi: National security advisor Ajit Doval has been upgraded to cabinet rank on Monday in recognition of his contribution to the national security domain.

Sources have also confirmed that PK Mishra, who is the additional principal secretary to Prime Minister will be the principal secretary to the PM and decision on current principal secretary Nripendra Misra will be taken soon.

NSA Doval has recently met Amit Shah, the new home minister before the government came out with the decision about his post. It is also expected that decision on new intelligence bureau chief and the RAW chief will be taken soon as both their extensions will end in a few weeks.

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Ajit Doval is Modi's most trusted man when it comes to security issues. There was a rumour that he may not continue in the second term of the BJP government but, Modi's government has cleared the air by appointing Doval till 2024. 

There has been a massive success for external as well as internal security with Doval at the helm. Terror outfits are running out of fresh recruits and old leaders have been wiped off. Also under Doval's leadership, security and intelligence agencies have stopped terror outfits from attacking metropolitan cities in the last five years.

The government and Prime Minister office will also have some more changes, including cabinet secretary and home secretary. It is likely that the current home secretary Rajiv Gauba will be the new cabinet secretary. 

List of five officers for home secretary has already been given and the decision is expected soon.