Massive bureaucratic reshuffle in Maharashtra: 19 IAS Officers transferred


In a significant administrative development, the Maharashtra government has undertaken a major bureaucratic reshuffle, transferring a total of 19 IAS officers across the state. The decision comes as part of the government’s ongoing efforts to streamline governance and optimize administrative efficiency.

Among the notable transfers, Dr. Sudhakar Shinde, a seasoned officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) from the 1997 batch, has been appointed as the Additional Municipal Commissioner (AMC) of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai. Dr. Shinde brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in managing crucial urban development projects.

In other key appointments, Smt. Sujata Saunik, an esteemed officer from the 1987 batch, has been designated as the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in the Home Department of Mantralaya, Mumbai. Her vast knowledge and administrative acumen will contribute significantly to shaping policies and initiatives related to the state’s security and law enforcement.

Shri S.V.R. Srinivas, an accomplished officer from the 1991 batch, has been entrusted with the responsibility of serving as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the Dharavi Redevelopment Project in Mumbai. With his expertise in urban planning and development, Shri Srinivas is expected to play a pivotal role in the transformative redevelopment of one of Asia’s largest slum areas.

Other notable transfers include Shri Lokesh Chandra, who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of MAHADISCOM, Mumbai, and Smt. Radhika Rastogi, who assumes the position of the Principal Secretary and Development Commissioner in the Planning Department of Mantralaya, Mumbai.

The reshuffle also witnessed the posting of distinguished officers such as Shri Sanjeev Jaiswal as the Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHADA, Mumbai, and Shri Asheesh Sharma as the second Principal Secretary (PS) in the Urban Development Department of Mantralaya, Mumbai.

With these strategic transfers, the Maharashtra government aims to strengthen administrative capabilities and ensure efficient governance across various departments. The expertise and experience brought in by the newly appointed officers are expected to play a vital role in driving the state’s growth and development agenda.

The government expresses its confidence that these bureaucratic changes will lead to enhanced coordination, effective decision-making, and accelerated progress in Maharashtra’s journey towards becoming a model state in terms of governance and public service delivery.

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