Sukhbir Singh Sandhu Takes Charge As NHAI Chairman
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Sukhbir Singh Sandhu Takes Charge As NHAI Chairman

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Senior IAS officer Sukhbir Singh Sandhu has taken over as the chairman of National Highways Authority of India.

Sandhu succeeds Nagendra Nath Sinha who has been appointed as secretary in the Department of Border Management.

"Dr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu has taken over as NHAI Chairman today. 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," NHAI said.

Sandhu was additional secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. He has done his MBBS from Government Medical College, Amritsar, and has a Master's Degree in History from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He is also a law graduate.

"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," the statement said.

He has also published papers on 'Urban Reforms' and 'Municipal Management and Capacity Building'. He was conferred the President Medal in recognition of his services as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, Punjab.

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Prior to his current assignment, he looked after technical education, which includes IITs, NITs, IIITs, SPAs, Teacher Education Quality Improvement Programme- a World Bank project and was also the Chief Vigilance Officer of Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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