Rama Raman takes charge as chairman of Noida once again
On October 9, the UP government had reappointed Rama Raman as Chairman of the Noida authority, besides giving him the principal secretary’s post.Updated: Oct 14, 2016 15:15 IST
The former chairman of Noida, Greater Noida, and Yamuna expressway authorities, Rama Raman, on Thursday again took over as chairman of the Noida authority and principal secretary for the industrial development department in Lucknow.
“I will attend the Noida board meeting that is scheduled on October 20. I will mostly operate from Lucknow but will take out the time for Noida’s policy related issues,” Raman said after taking charge.
On October 9, the state government had reappointed Raman as chairman of the Noida authority, besides giving him the principal secretary’s post.
On July 4, 2016, the state government had removed Raman as chief executive officer (CEO) of Noida authority and chairman of the three authorities after the Allahabad high court had seized his powers in response to a petition filed by social activist Jitendra Kumar Goel. However, on September 19, the same court dismissed the petition and allowed his reappointment.
Officials hope that public works for Noida will be fast-tracked.
At present Pramod Kumar Aggarwal is the CEO of the Noida authority and Saumya Srivastava the deputy CEO.
“To ensure smooth functioning of various departments, including health, administration, law, land, planning and building cell of the Noida authority, there is a need of at least two ACEOs. We hope that the UP government will appoint two ACEOs soon so that all departments function smoothly,” said a senior Noida authority official.
The board meeting scheduled for October 20 may be the last one to take place under the Samajwadi Party government as state assembly elections are scheduled in February next year.
First Published: Oct 14, 2016 15:15 IST