As part of a bureaucratic reshuffle on Wednesday, the Central government approved the appointment of secretaries to 13 departments and ministries. This included the current vice-chairman of DDA Anurag Jain, a 1989-batch IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre. Jain will be the secretary, department for promotion of industry and internal trade, ministry of commerce and industry.
Sources in DDA said that Jain is likely to be at the helm till a new vice-chairman is appointed. Jain took over from Tarun Kapoor, a 1987-batch IAS officer from the Himachal Pradesh cadre in June last year.
A BTech (electrical engineering) from IIT Kharagpur, Jain is known for his liking for e-governance and has been the guiding force behind many ongoing initiatives in DDA. Jain has been trying to ensure that the MPD-2041 comes into effect by December 2021, when the MPD-2021 comes to an end. Jain has also put in place a system of annual reviews of goals achieved or missed for the MPD for the first time.