According to reports, the secretary tested positive for Covid-19 before her death.
Swagat Hospital doctors reported that the IAS chief died today at 22:30 PM. He had been receiving treatment at Swagat Hospital, Bharalumukh since July 22.
An IAS officer of Assam – Meghalaya cadre of 1995 batch, Rajesh Prasad was currently posted as Principal Secretary, Assam Excise Irrigation Soil Conservation and Housing and Urban Affairs Department and Chairman SLNA WWDC- PMKSY.
He was released from the additional charge at the Housing and Urban Affairs Department in April of this year.
Ranoj Pégu, Assam education minister has condoled Prasad’s premature death.
“Deeply shocked to hear about the loss of Shri Rajesh Prasad, principal secretary and senior IAS officer. He was an outstanding officer and person. His soul may rest in peace. Pegu expressed condolences to his family.