Sanjay Gupta, a 1985 batch IAS officer who left service to join Adani Group as CEO will now lead a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed to undertake the Rs 12,000 crore metro project --- Metro Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA). After a lot of deliberation,
Gujarat government zeroed in Gupta and appointed him as the chairman of the SPV which will undertake this flagship infrastructure project in the state.
An IIT engineer from Roorkee, 48-year-old Gupta is one of the few IAS officers who have successfully set up their own ventures after quitting the elite government service. He set up the Neesa group which is now a multi business conglomerate worth over Rs 1000 crore with a work force of over 1500. He is currently the non-executive chairman of the Neesa group. Cambay is the flagship brand of the group which owns 8 luxurious hotels and 2 golf properties among others.
The company website says: “Under his (Sanjay Gupta) leadership, Neesa Group has converted itself into a well-diversified group involved in hospitality services, agro-biotechnology, steel casting and I. T. Services through innovative business planning and professional management.” (In Picture: Gupta in the middle with some of his employees at Neesa office)
The government of
Gujarat has promoted seven IAS officers of 1986 batch to the rank of principal secretary. They are IPGautam, municipal commissioner, Ahmedabad, Sangita Singh, MD, Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation, Sanjay Prasad, counselor coordination, Embassy of India, , Pankaj Kumar, vice chairman and CEO of Gujarat Maritime Board, Guruprasad Mahapatra, commissioner of commercial Tax, Ahmedabad, PD Vaghela, chairman, Kandla Port Trust and Vipul Mitra, secretary tourism. (Also Read: Vipul Mitra’s Virgin Dreams). Moscow