Major bureaucratic rejig in Maharashtra, 44 IAS officers transferred

Eknath Shinde

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government on Thursday transferred 44 IAS officers. Public health additional chief secretary (ACS) Dr Pradeep Kumar Vyas has been appointed as ACS tribal welfare development. He has been replaced by Sanjay Khandare, managing director of MahaGenco.

Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) CEO P Anbalagan has been transferred as the MahaGenco CMD. Thane municipal commissioner Vipin Sharma has been posted as MIDC CEO. IAS Tukaram Mundhe, secretary, State Human Rights Commission has been posted as commissioner (FW) and director, NHM, Mumbai. Dr Ashwini Joshi, development commissioner (unorganised labour), has been posted as secretary, medical education and drug department and medical education secretary Saurabh Vijay has been made secretary, cultural and tourism department.

The state government has transferred environment department principal secretary Manisha Mhaiskar as the principal secretary and chief protocol officer in the general administration. She will also hold the additional charge as principal secretary of the Marathi language department. Housing department principal secretary Milind Mhaiskar will be the new principal secretary of excise and civil aviation while Valsa Nair, who headed the civil aviation department, will be the principal secretary (Housing).

Praveen Darade has been appointed the principal secretary of the environment department and will hold the additional charge as member secretary of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). Vivek Bhimanwar, who worked earlier in the Devendra Fadnavis secretariat, will now be the transport commissioner.

Deepak Kapoor has been appointed as additional chief secretary (Irrigation). Harshadeep Kamble is now the principal secretary of the industry department and Deependra Kushwaha is the development commissioner. The government has transferred the Navi Mumbai municipal commissioner Abhijit Bangar as the Thane municipal commissioner. Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar will be joining NMMC as commissioner. State Pollution Control Board secretary Ashok Shingare is the new Thane collector.

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) managing director Jayshree Bhoj was transferred as director general (information and public relations). The government appointed IRS officer Shraddha Joshi as MTDC chief. Anup Yadav, in charge of the tribal welfare department is now the head of minority welfare, while Aurangabad CEO Nilesh Gatne is the new Pune Slum Redevelopment Authority chief.