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New Delhi : Sailesh assumed charge as Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, in New Delhi on October 24, 2019. He belongs to Indian Administrative Service, 1985 batch, Assam-Meghalaya (RR). Prior to taking over as Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, he served as Secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
He had earlier served as Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Prior to that he was posted as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He also served as Principal Secretary, Home and Political in the Government of Assam during 2012-14, according to a PIB release.
Sailesh holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. He has also done Post Graduation in Management from MDI, Gurgaon. He is an alumnus of Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan, where he did his Master’s in International Development Studies.