Chandigarh Advisor Manoj Parida has been transferred to Delhi. This makes him the third consecutive Adviser who was unable to complete his term. He has been transferred as the Chairman National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention Delhi. Parida will be going in the pay of Sectretary to Government of India.
Parida is a 1986 batch AG-MUT Cadre IAS officer. He currently had term left as the Adviser as he had joined in only on December 26, 2018. He replaced the previous adviser Parimal Rai who was transferred as the Chief Secretary Goa.
Parida is known for his decision making no matter the criticism it would draw.
In an interview, when he was asked how did he feel about his stint as the Adviser, and his transfer orders he said, “I am happy that that the Covid situation is under control in Chandigarh as I leave”. When asked about his achievements as the Adviser, he said that controlling the Covid situation would certainly count as his greatest achievement. The uncertainty among the pUBLIC, the doctors and authorities posed a great challenge and getting through that situation and fighting the coronavirus was certainly on of his greated achievements.
Whe nasked about the things he regretted, he pointed out that he regretted that all development work had stopped since the last one and a half year. The pandemic had put a halt on all the development work in the city. No work was done on the tribune flyover. Also, the underpass between Panjab University and PGI was not developed. He also mentioned the issue Metro not having any progress. Also, he mentioned the bypass road – shortcut route to the Airport and the ptivatisation of electricity as some of the incomplete projects.