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SN Sahai assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of Power

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New Delhi: Sanjeev Nandan Sahai has assumed charge as Secretary of Ministry of Power on Friday. Prior to his new appointment, he was serving as the Special Secretary, in the same Ministry. Sahai is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Uttarakhand cadre of 1986 batch. He had also served as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Power from May 2018 to July 2019. Sahai has replaced Subhash Chander Garg, an IAS officer Rajasthan cadre of 1983-batch, who had sought for voluntary retirement and retired on October 31.

Sahai is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Uttarakhand cadre of 1986 batch. He had also served as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Power from May 2018 to July 2019.

Along with these has held several other important positions in the union as well as state governments. This includes Director General (equivalent to Additional Secretary) and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Principal Secretary in the Home Department. He also served as Chairman and Managing Director of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Secretary-cum-Commissioner Transport for Delhi government, Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board, Finance Secretary in the Government of NCT of Delhi, Home Secretary etc.

Academic career & Awards

Sahai was born in Bhagalpur, Bihar and spent his childhood in Jamshedpur where he did his schooling from Loyola School. He moved to Delhi for his graduation and studied History (Hons) from Hindu College. He has a Masters in Public Policy from Princeton University, USA wherein he focussed on Economic Policy. The new power secretary has also been a Robert McNamara fellow at the Princeton University, USA and a recipient of Joint Japan World Bank Fellowship. He has also been awarded the Governor's Gold Medal for outstanding service in Arunachal Pradesh.

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