Sanjeev Sahai Appointed Power Secretary

Prior to this, Sahai, who is a UT cadre IAS officer of 1986 batch, was serving as the Special Secretary in the Ministry of Power. He also served as Additional Secretary in the power ministry from May 2018 to July 2019

November 02, 2019. By Huned

As per a government notification, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai has assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Power in New Delhi from November 1, 2019. He has been appointed in place of Subhash Chandra Garg, who retired on October 31. Prior to this, Sahai, who is a UT cadre IAS officer of 1986 batch, was serving as the Special Secretary in the Ministry of Power. He also served as Additional Secretary in the power ministry from May 2018 to July 2019.

Besides this, Sahai held several other significant positions in the central as well as state governments including Director General and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Principal Secretary in the Home Department, Chairman and Managing Director of Delhi Transport Corporation, 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.

Sanjiv Sahai has also been closely associated with the cause of promoting public transport in Delhi and has undertaken several initiatives in this regard. He has published several papers on the subject of public transport and sustainable development of cities and is also a frequent speaker at both national and international symposiums. Under his guidance, the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd. has created a mobile app that allows bus users to find out what time their bus will arrive at a bus stop. Called the Delhi Transit Bus Info app, it provides public with real time data on the buses and thus seeks to make bus travel a more reliable experience. Another mobile app, Tell Tail has been developed as a security app that lets individuals reach out to their friends and family in emergency situations on the press of a button.

Meanwhile, S C Garg, who is a 1983-batch IAS officer, had applied for the voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) on being transferred to the power ministry from the post of finance secretary. In his 36 years of service he served on various positions and departments including Principal Secretary of Finance, Government of Rajasthan; Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank, IFC and MIGA; Secretary-Power, Government of India; Secretary-Economic Affairs; and Finance Secretary of India.

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