Port Blair, Oct. 4: The Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands expresses deep grief at the passing away of Shri Shakthi Sinha, former Chief Secretary Andaman & Nicobar Administration. He breathed his last today (4-10-2021) at the age of 64. A 1979 batch IAS officer of the AGMUT cadre, Shri Shakthi Sinha was the Chief secretary of A & N Islands from October 2010 to May 2012.

The Association recalls his humanitarian approach on various issues of employees and workers during his tenure as Chief Secretary. It was he who resolved the issue of enhancement of working hours of teachers in the year 2011. Teachers were agitated and organized massive agitations against the arbitrary decision of the then Director of Education to increase working hours of teachers by 1 ½ hour. Shri Shakthi Sinha’s intervention resolved the issue amicably. The Association pays rich homage in his memory and conveys heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of his family.