Newly appointed Gurugram DC assures transparency in public sector
The Haryana government on Monday appointed Vinay Pratap Singh as the new Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram district and will be replacing Hardeep Singh from the post.
He was earlier deputed as the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) for year and a half.
Singh, in his early thirties, belonged to the 2011 IAS batch and is also an alumni of BITS Pilani. He was able clear the UPSC exam in his first attempt in 2010.
Singh had played a major role in tackling major challenges of falling groundwater reserves, fee hike by private schools, cleanliness of the city and hosting grand functions like investor summit and Pravasi Haryanvi divas in Gurugram.
He was felicitated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts of making Gurugram district open defecation free during the event to celebrate 50 years of formation of Haryana state on November 1 last year.
On his first day as DC, Singh attended the function on World population day held at mini-secretariat on Tuesday and later presided various official meetings.
"Gurugram has seen tremendous growth and development in last 15 years. In 2011, the population of Gurugram was 10 lakhs. Today it is estimated to be around 25 lakhs. Surely in various areas the infrastructure of the city has not met the growing population. Though there are challenges, what makes Gurugram unique is the civil society wants to collaborate with the government agencies and make Gurugram truly a world class city. My main objective will be to encourage participative form of governance," said the new DC.
With the District administration facing major criticism over corruption and also poor preparation in dealing with monsoon, the new DC has also assured that he will try to bring in more transparency in the public process.