Bhubaneswar: Usha Padhee Thursday assumed charges as principal secretary of the Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) department. After assuming charges she interacted with senior officers of the department to outline her vision for its future.

During the discussion, Padhee underscored the department’s esteemed reputation Nationwide and articulated a clear path forward. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, she stressed that the department must operate cohesively as “Team Urban,” moving away from individual efforts. She highlighted the necessity of strategic, futuristic planning to address the evolving challenges and opportunities in urban development.

“It is imperative that we harness the collective strength of our team to build upon the stellar reputation our department has earned,” said Smt. Padhee. “By adopting a forward-thinking approach and strategically planning our initiatives, we can effectively steer the department towards achieving its goals.”

Padhee brings a wealth of experience and a visionary leadership style to her new role. Her commitment to collaborative efforts and strategic foresight promises to usher in a new era of innovation and progress for the H&UD Department.