Palka Sahni Appointed as Resident Commissioner of Bihar Bhawan, more power to her!
As per the notification of the General Administration Department, Government of Bihar, IAS Officer Palka Sahni has joined as the Resident Commissioner of Bihar Bhawan (New Delhi) on Wednesday.
She was the ‘Special Resident Commissioner’ of Bihar during the Corona lockdown to effectively tackle the concerns of migrant labourers of Bihar stranded in various Indian states after the nationwide lockdown.
Mrs. Sahni has been the District Magistrate (DM) of three districts (Jehanabad, Khagaria, Nalanda) in Bihar. She has also been the first MD of ‘South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited’. Her efforts strengthened the power distribution infrastructure along with the massive improvement in power availability in the state. She has led the ‘Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation Limited’ and has been successful from the front in the execution of IT programs.
She helped set up a 24×7 Helpline-cum-Control Room at Bihar Bhawan for the holistic assistance of the migrant labourers. The Control Room established on 25th March dealt with the concerns of food, shelter and requests amidst the outbreak of Covid-19.
Palka in the past has served as the Director in the ‘Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry’, where she managed some flagship undertakings of the Government of India such as “Make in India” and “Ease of Doing Business”. She has also led a team that played a pivotal role in making India enter the top-100 in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” rankings.
Palka Sahni has also worked as Executive Director in Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), PFC Limited. It was also a major program of the Government of India aimed at strengthening and modernizing the power distribution system in urban areas.
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