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Kareer takes over as secretary to CM

india Updated: Jan 03, 2009 01:50 IST
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Nitin Kareer, an Indian Administrative Service officer honoured for e-governance initiatives, on Friday took over as secretary to Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.

Forty-five-year-old Kareer, a masters degree holder in medicine and finance, was handpicked by Chavan to replace C.S. Sangitrao, a confidante of his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Kareer is also credited for reforms in the stamps duty and registration department by computerising and simplifying the citizen-government interface there.

Along with Principal Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya, Kareer will be handling the chief minister’s office. Chavan also appointed Kshatrapati Shivaji as CEO of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation. Incumbent Rajiv Jalota is secretary for employment and self-employment. Sangitrao is now state excise secretary.

In a minor bureaucratic reshuffle, Chief Protocol Officer B.P. Pande has been shifted as principal secretary for food and civil supplies in place of K.P. Bakshi, who is now principal secretary in general administration department in charge of personnel.

Nitin Kareer, an Indian Administrative Service officer honoured for e-governance initiatives, on Friday took over as secretary to Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.