Mr. Pratik Mathur, an IFS of 2007 batch, has been appointed as Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been appointed as Counsellor, United Nation Security Council (UNSC), for a period of three years. The diplomatic strength at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations (PMI) is being enhanced as India readies to sit in the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member beginning January 1, 2021. The four diplomats have joined India’s Permanent Mission over the course of two to three months, in time as India began with its two year-term at the Council from January 1, 2021. Out of the four diplomats, one of them is Pratik Mathur who is appointed as the Deputy Secretary in the PMO office.
India’s Permanent Mission to the UN currently has 14 diplomats. Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu is the Deputy Permanent Representative. India has been at the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the Security Council saying it rightly deserves a place as a permanent member of the Council, which in its current form does not represent the geo-political realities of the 21st century.
Pratik Mathur Bio
Name: Pratik Mathur
Profession: Indian Foreign Ambassador
Current Position: Deputy Secretary (BM) Ministry of External Affairs, PMO, Government of India, 2021.
Education: IFS 2007