GNDU,GOMCO Amritsar alumni Dr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu is NHAI chairman
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Dr. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu has taken over as Chairman, National Highways Authority of India . He is an IAS Officer of 1988 batch Uttarakhand Cadre, who has held important positions in the Central Government and the Government of Uttarakhand, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government of Punjab.
Dr. Sandhu born on July. 6.1963 ,has done his MBBS from Government Medical College, Amritsar and Master’s Degree in History from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and is also a Law Graduate.
Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Sandhu was Additional Secretary in the Department of Higher Education, Govt. Of India where he looked after Technical Education and is responsible for IITs, NITs, IIITs, TE, SPA,TEQIP and Vigilance. Earlier he has served as Additional Secretary of Central Universities & Language ofHuman Resource and Development.
He has vast experience in field of State Roads, Infrastructure development, PPP Projects, Finance, Urban Development, Environment, Health & Family Welfare, Tourism, Revenue Administration, Rural Development, Power, New & Renewable Energy, Information Technology, Industries and Science & Technology.
Earlier Dr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, who was on inter- cadre deputation to the Punjab government from Uttarakhand and was working as Badal’s special principal secretary and he had to return to his parent cadre after the Centre refused to extend his deputation period, despite constant lobbying by the CM to retain his services as a “special case”.
He has also published papers on ‘Urban Reforms’ and ‘Municipal Management and Capacity Building’. He was conferred President Medal in recognition of his services as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, Punjab.
Besides, he has been a regular speaker at LBSNAA, Mussorie and had also delivered a talk on ‘De-stressing Indian Cities’ at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, on invitation.
Sandhu succeeds Nagendra Nath Sinha who has been appointed as secretary, department of border management