As one enters the Noida authority campus, SUVs, flaunting the Samajwadi Party (SP) symbol (cycle), zipping through the narrow lanes and party posters, which have replaced those of BSP, cannot be missed. Right after Samajwadi Party won the assembly elections, banners and posters of the party began adorning crossings. Before the assembly results, it was BSP supremo Mayawati’s posters which greeted residents across the city.
And the effects of a change of guard taking place in Lukcnow are palpable inside the authority building too. The authority had its last board meeting in November.
The March board meeting of the authority is understood to be the most important as the annual budgetary provisions are also passed around this time. But the date for this meeting has not yet been decided.
“Most officials are awaiting their fate. The agenda for the board meeting can wait,” confided a source. A process of transfer/posting is likely to start moving after the swearing-in on March 15. Going by the history, most key officials will be changed soon after the new government is formed.
The last board meeting took place about three and a half months ago. When the model code of conduct for the assembly elections came into force on December 24, the board meeting was postponed to March 9. But even now, uncertainty continues to loom.
“We are unable to draft the agenda. Projects will be put back on track only after the chief minister takes oath and forms his cabinet,” said a project engineer.