The Delhi government on 25 July 2017 constituted the State Names Authority, a separate body mandated to name government roads and institutions under the state purview.
The State Names Authority (SNA) will be headed by deputy CM Manish Sisodia. While, Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain will be the Vice-Chairman of the Authority.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has gave his approval for the formation of the authority.
The authority will have a total of 34 members including the Union home secretary, the Union HRD secretary, the DDA vice-chairman, the Delhi PWD secretary and the Delhi Principal secretary (Home).
Aam Aadmi Party lawmakers Rajesh Gupta, Nitin Tyagi, Vishesh Ravi, Sanjeev Jha, Rakhi Birla, Bhavna Gaur, and Adarsh Shastri will also be the members of the Authority.
The proposal for the formation of the authority had been pending in the Lieutenant Governor's office for a long time. The authority has been reconstituted for the first time in the AAP government regime.
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