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73 IAS officers shifted in Maha admin overhaul; more next week

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In a near-overhaul of the administrative setup, the Maharashtra Government has transferred as many as 73 IAS officers (Check Out Full List). Those transferred include all the three officers from the Finance Department. However, what came as a big surprise was shifting of all the three Additional Chief Secretaries.

The three Finance Department officers—Sudhir Shrivastav, Sitaram Kunte and Bijay Kumar—have been transferred to Transport, Higher & Technical Education Department, and Agriculture & Dairy Development, respectively.

The transfers are believed to have taken place keeping in mind the wishes of ministers, most of whom are said not to sharing good rapport with their officers, which was causing hindrances in smooth function of the departments.

Additional Chief Secretary D K Jain has got the most significant Finance Department, while Additional Chief Secretaries Bhagwan Sahai and Malini Shankar have been moved to Agriculture and Relief & Rehabilitation departments. Currently, Shankar is with the Environment Ministry.

Interestingly, according to a senior officer, the government is ready with another list of transfers involving at least 15-20 IAS officers in the next week. Besides, a fresh batch of 11 IAS officers will also be given postings in various corporations.

Ashish Kumar Singh, who was former CM Prithviraj Chavan’s Secretary, has been given Public Works Department. The Current CM’s Secretary, Praveen Darade, has been elevated as Additional Metropolitan Commissioner in MMRDA.

Food & Civil Supplies Secretary Deepak Kapoor has been transferred to the Skill Development Department and S V R Shrinivasan stands shifted as MD, SICOM.

Other transfers include that of Ujjwal Uke, who was in the Social Justice Department, has been transferred as Principal Secretary (Textile), Co-Operative, Marketing & Textile Department. He has been replaced by S K Bagade.

Mukesh Khullar has been transferred as the Principal Secretary (Services) in General Administration Department (GAD), Mahesh Pathak as Principal Secretary, Food & Civil Supplies, K H Govindraj as Commissioner, Nashik, Upamanyu Chatterjee as Principal Secretary, Rest of Maharashtra Statutory Development Board.

S M Gavai has been made Principal Secretary, Environment, I S Chahel is the Principal Secretary, Water Resources, and Eknath Davle, Principal Secretary – EGS & Water Conservation.


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