NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Mr. Shiv Das Meena has assumed the charge of Chairman of Patna Metro Rail Corporation Limited (PMRC), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed to implement Patna Metro Rail project in Bihar.
He is The 1989-Batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre and additional secretary & CVO in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, Meena took the charge of Chairman, PMRC on December 14, 2019.
Prior to this, Shiv Das Meena had served as Chairman of NBCC (India) Limited, Joint Secretary, MoHUA and Ministry of Urban Development; Principal Secretary Public & Rehabilitation Department, Government of Tamilnadu and Principal Secretary to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister among others.
Apart from Meena, the central government has also nominated three more officers as a member of Patna Metro Rail Corporation. The fourth member will be appointed by the Ministry of Railways soon. After this, the Patna Metro Rail Corporation now become 50:50 ownership between Central and State Government.
Earlier, the Bihar government had nominated five members in the Board of directors of PMRC including principal secretary Chaitanya Prasad who is acting as the Managing Director. Now, the state government needs to get prior approval of the Central government in future decisions related to the Patna Metro rail project.