Ms. D.Thara, IAS has been working as an IAS Officer since 1995. She has been working in the State of Gujarat since 1997 and has had a versatile experience in various cities of Gujarat such as Ahmedabad, Kheda, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surendranagar in various Departments.
She worked as a District Development Officer in the cities of Vadodara and Surendranagar for a period of 2 years in Land Revenue Management and District Administration and Development Administration. She has also had experience as a Collector in Land Revenue Management & District Administration Departments in the cities of Kheda for a period of 1 year and Ahmedabad for a period of 3 years.
She also worked as the Deputy Municipal Commissioner of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation for approximately 2 years. During this period, she worked on a number of JnNURM Projects. She was one of the pioneers of the BRTS Project which was a very essential project of the city. She also initiated the Second Revised Draft Development Plan 2021 as Chief Executive Authority, AUDA in 2008. She completed the Second Revised Draft Development Plan 2021, Ahmedabad as Chief Executive Authority, AUDA and also completed the First Revised Draft Development Plan of Gandhinagar as the CEA, GUDA. With her focused vision and great leadership qualities, a number of new concepts and ideas were incorporated in the Second Revised Draft Development Plan 2021. Few of them included the Central Business District, Transit Oriented Zone and Residential Affordable Housing Zone and also the preparation of Local Area Plans for such projects. She has been a part of various successful Engineering Projects such as Bridges, Roads, Lake Development Projects and other infrastructure projects.