Amit Khatri takes over as new dy commissioner of Gurugram
Gurugram: Three days after he was appointed the deputy commissioner of Gurugram, Amit Khatri on Friday took the charge of the richest district of Haryana. He took the charge from Vinay Pratap Singh who coincidentally is also Khatri's IAS batchmate. Being an additional commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, he is credited for conceptualising the decentralised sewage treatment plan in the city. After his stint in MCG, Khatri was transferred as DC to Jind. Khatri has been credited for improving the sewage system in the city.
He has been credited for holding the Jind elections in which BJP won. Khatri took charge in the city which is grappling with the challenges of social as well as physical infrastructure. Hailing from Sonepat, Khatri was first a computer engineer before he took a plunge in Civil services. He got 11th rank overall in the 2010 Union Public Services Commission (UPSC). Being a computer engineer, to begin with, Khatri initially was not able to make it in the first attempt. In the second attempt, he was able to get through the Indian revenue service but in his third attempt, Khatri was able to secure the 11th rank and get through the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
As DC, his main task will include further the issue of falling groundwater reserves, fee hike by private schools, cleanliness of the city. His earlier stint in the city can come to his advantage. He is also going to face a difficulty of expediting the construction of Dwarka Expressway and the removal of Kherki Dhaula toll which daily affects lakhs of commuters.