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Debasish Panda is new Chief Executive Officer of Greater Noida

1987 batch Indian administrative service officer Debasish Panda on Monday took charge as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Greater Noida authority. Panda was the principal secretary (Home) of Uttar Pradesh before the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath appointed him as CEO of Greater Noida

noida Updated: May 23, 2017 12:21 IST
Senior IAS Debasish Panda (in centre) held a meeting with officials after joining as Greater Noida CEO.
Senior IAS Debasish Panda (in centre) held a meeting with officials after joining as Greater Noida CEO.

A 1987 batch Indian Administrative Service officer Debasish Panda on Monday took charge as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Greater Noida authority.

Panda was the principal secretary (Home) of Uttar Pradesh before the UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath appointed him as CEO of Greater Noida.

Panda will also be resident commissioner of UP in Delhi. He took over the charge of Greater Noida authority after assuming office as resident commissioner in Delhi.

The Noida authority chief executive officer Amit Mohan Prasad held additional charge of Greater Noida authority, but now Panda will look after the Greater Noida and Prasad will remain as CEO of Noida and managing director of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation.

Greater Noida authority officials including additional CEO Vimal Kumar Sharma, ACEO Janardhan and general manager Leenu Sehgal gave a presentation to Panda at the administrative office in Knowledge Park-IV.

“Greater Noida has many important issues to be dealt with properly. These issues are related with realty sector, finance and farmers agitations. My priority will be to bring solution to each issue that comes at my hand. The issues of homebuyers grievances, financial defaults of builders, debt of authority and farmers’ problems will be looked into and addressed,” said Panda.

Panda had served as additional chief executive officer of the Noida authority between September 2003 and August 2005. He dealt with urban planning and developmental projects during his earlier stint in Noida.

“I had dealt with urban town planning and industrial projects in Noida, but things have changed in this region over a period of time. Now there are multiple issues that require immediate solutions. My objective will be to understand all these issues in detail and then come up with solutions with the help of my team. Today, I had a brief interaction with my staff at the Greater Noida authority. Let me understand all issues and then I will come up with the solutions of each issue because every issue is important,” said Panda.

Panda also met with Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway chairman Dr Prabhat Kumar in Greater Noida authority office.