Sandhu replaces Prakash as Uttarakhand chief secretary

Sandhu replaces Om Prakash as Uttarakhand chief secretary

Sandhu was on deputation at the Centre as the chairman of the National Highways Authority of India

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A day after Pushkar Singh Dhami took over as Uttarakhand's new chief minister, senior IAS officer SS Sandhu was appointed as the state's new chief secretary on Monday, replacing Om Prakash.

A 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Sandhu was on deputation at the Centre as the chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

He has a reputation of being an efficient officer.

Om Prakash has been relieved from his duties and made the chief resident commissioner, Delhi.