After the transfer of Prateek Hajela, the Assam government has appointed ACS Hitesh Dev Sarma as the new State coordinator of Assam NRC. Though the new NRC coordinator will not have much work to do, many bureaucrats were said to be unwilling to take the post.
HD Sarma is currently holding the post of Secretary to the government of Assam in the Urban Development Department.
It may be mentioned here that Sarma was associated with the NRC process in the beginning.
Meanwhile, Assam Public Works (APW) president Abhijeet Sharma congratulated HD Sarma on his appointment as the NRC coordinator.