K. Sreedhar Rao

K. Sreedhar Rao is a retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service who served as a secretary of the Indian government and the chief secretary of the Sikkim government. He also served as a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board. From 1969 to 1972, Rao was in-charge of Cachar, a district bordering then-East Pakistan and directed relief operations for 250,000 refugees during the 1971 India-Pakistan War. He conducted the historic 1979 Assam election in the face of violent student agitation. Rao is the author of two books titled, “Whither Governance” and “Governance, Security and Development.”


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