Vice-Chairman post of Delhi Development Authority falls vacant

New Delhi: The post of vice-chairman in Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has fallen vacant following the transfer of senior IAS officer Balvinder Kumar from the urban body.

Mines Secretary Balvinder Kumar
Mines Secretary Balvinder Kumar
Kumar has been transferred to the Ministry of Mines and assumed charge as Mines Secretary on July 1.

The vacant post at DDA, however, is yet to be filled.

“No new appointment has been made as yet, permanent or temporary, to the post of VC at DDA,” a senior official said.

DDA launched the biggest-ever housing scheme in its history during Kumar’s tenure after he joined the body in January last.

“I am sure that whoever succeeds me will carry forward the work done so far. As for the future of DDA, I would say that the three policies brought in during my tenure — land- pooling, transit-oriented development (TOD) and redevelopment — should be taken up for building high-quality infrastructure,” Kumar told PTI.

He held the post of development commissioner for Handlooms in the Ministry of Textiles immediately before his appointment as the DDA’s vice-chairman. He was earlier also chief executive officer and chief executive officer-cum-chairman of the Noida Development Authority.

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