After a long wait, finally IAS Veenu Gupta is going to join as Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) as chairman on December 1, 2023.
Her application for voluntary retirement has been approved by the state government. She is retiring a month before her scheduled time of superannuation.
According to sources, Veenu Gupta, who is currently serving as additional chief secretary handling important portfolios like industries, mines, petroleum and investment among others, will be relieved in the forenoon of December 1 and will join office of chairman RERA in the afternoon.
Veenu Gupta to serve full term
Veenu Gupta, a 1987 batch IAS officer, will have the opportunity to work to the full term of five years as the superannuation age for RERA chief is 65 years.
The BuckStopper was the first to report that Veenu Gupta had applied for the post and was the frontrunner. Apart from Gupta, two more IAS officers, Ravi Shankar Srivastava and P K Goyal were also in the contention.
The state government has announced the name of Veenu Gupta as the chairman on September 28, 2023.
The post of RERA chairman had fallen vacant in April this year after former chief secretary N C Goel completed his term.
“Gupta was slated to the chief secretary after retirement of Usha Sharma in June 2023. But Sharma got extension till December 2023 and hopes of Gupta were dashed. Now Gupta has got her due as she is an excellent officer. She will take RERA to a greater heights” said another senior bureaucrat.
Post of RERA chief
The position of Chairman of RERA is a selection post and interested candidates are invited to apply. A high power committee, led by the Chief Justice of the High Court, with members including the Principal Secretary UDH and Secretary Law, will then select the most suitable candidate for the position. To be eligible for the post, the candidate must be an official of the seniority of Additional Secretary in the Government of India or a technocrat, and the tenure of the Chairman is five years or until the age of 65.
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