GDA draft submission delayed, to be tabled in 3 daysgurgaon Updated: Aug 17, 2016 17:24 IST
The drafting committee has proposed to accord powers of the state to the unified administrative body -- GDA -- for speedy decision making and reducing dependency on the state capital Chandigarh. (Abhinav Saha/HT file photo)
The eight member drafting committee appointed to prepare a draft for the formation of the proposed Gurgaon Development Authority (GDA) has not tabled its report before the state government on the earlier committed date August 15.
Sources said the committee today almost finalised its report in a meeting held at HIPA and is likely to hand it over to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar by August 20.
Now, the committee will seek an appointment with the Haryana CM to submit the draft.
HIPA director general SP Gupta, however, refused to divulge details of the draft but said it will be ready by August 20. “We are in the final stages of preparing the draft and it will be ready in another couple of day. We are now seeking time from chief minister,” he said without explaining reasons for the delay.
The eight member committee is headed by former chief secretary and Gurgaon resident MC Gupta. SP Gupta is the general secretary of the committee. Another retired IAS officer of Haryana cadre, G Prasanna Kumar, is also a member of the committee.
The drafting committee has proposed to accord powers of the state to the unified administrative body -- GDA -- for speedy decision making and reducing dependency on the state capital Chandigarh. It has also advocated for making GDA an autonomous body and bringing in its ambit the entire district and the 135-km long Kundli-Manesar-Palawal (KMP) Expressway.
The committee has proposed to appoint the chief minister as the chairman of the authority. A serving IAS officer of the rank of additional chief secretary will be based in Gurgaon and take over reins of the authority as chief executive officer (CEO).