As Udai Pratap Singh superannuated from the post of Vice-Chairman of Delhi Development Authority on 30th September, senior IAS officer from Himachal Pradesh Mr. Tarun Kapoor took the charge of Vice-chairman on Monday.
Mr. Tarun Kapoor has a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and also an MBA degree. He is a 1987 batch IAS officer, from the Himachal Pradesh cadre. He was heading the Himachal Pradesh state electricity board as its chairman.
Soon after taking charge on Monday Mr. Kapoor held a long meeting with heads of different department of Delhi Development Authority. He discussed numerous on-going projects of the Delhi Development Authority and various policies with different departmental heads.
According to Delhi Development Authority officials, Mr. Kapoor expressed his interest to learn about the functioning of the Delhi Development Authority. He has good experience in the power sector but he will take time to learn about sectors such as land development, as he expressed in the meeting. He also expressed that it will take time for him to understand the working of the Delhi Development Authority.
Mr. Kapoor will be joining Delhi Development Authority at a crucial time; Delhi Development Authority has been in news for the demand of relief from sealing. DDA is all set for the amendment of the master plan for Delhi 2021 to provide relief from sealing to the traders. The new Vice-chairman would also be leading the implementation of soon to be notified ambitious land pooling policy, which has already been approved and is being considered as a major achievement.
Excitement is also there for the new housing scheme of Delhi Development Authority. DDA is all set to launch it in 2019, though it was expected to be launched in 2018, and Mr. Kapoor will have his effect on this also.