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SK Shrivastava appointed Maharashtra home secretary

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis appointed senior IAS officer as additional chief secretary of the home department, replacing KP Bakshi, who retires on Wednesday on superannuation

mumbai Updated: Dec 01, 2016 00:39 IST
Surendra Gangan
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (above) appointed senior IAS officer as additional chief secretary of the home department, replacing KP Bakshi, who retires on Wednesday on superannuation.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (above) appointed senior IAS officer as additional chief secretary of the home department, replacing KP Bakshi, who retires on Wednesday on superannuation.(File photo)

 Senior IAS officer Sudhir Kumar Shrivastava is the new home secretary of Maharashtra.

Shrivastava was on Wednesday appointed as additional chief secretary (ACS) of the home department, replacing KP Bakshi, who retires on Wednesday on superannuation. An IAS officer of the 1983 batch, Shrivastava worked in the finance department for more than a decade. He was transferred to the transport department a few months ago, reportedly owing to differences with his bosses. He worked with former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha as his private secretary in the 1990s. In a minor bureaucratic reshuffle, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis also appointed Vijay Satbir Singh as additional chief secretary (health), Sanjay Kumar as additional chief secretary (housing) and Manisha Verma as the women and child development secretary.

State home secretary’s post is considered to be the most important one after that of chief secretary of the state.

Sumeet Mallick, UPS Madan and Sudhir Shrivastava are contenders in the race for the post of chief secretary, after Swadheen Kshatriya retires on January 31. It is also believed Shrivastav may be out of the race, as he is unlikely to be transferred again in two months and the decision of his appointment in the home department was taken considering the retirement of the chief secretary. Shrivastava will retire in October 2018.

Manoj Saunik, former managing director of Cottton Growers Marketing Federation, will take over from Shrivastava as the principal secretary of transport and port.

Read: Senior IAS officer to head home department

Shrikant Singh has been appointed as the principal secretary in the home department. Sujata Saunik, principal secretary (public health), was transferred to the finance department and will take over from Meeta Rajivlochan, who has been appointed as head of the Rashtriya Ucchastar Shiksha Abhiyaan. Rajivlochan will take over from Manisha Verma. Indra Mallo has been appointed as MD, Mavim and N Nawin Sona as MD, Cotton Growers Marketing Federation.

Bakshi, belonging to the IAS batch of 1982, was appointed as the ACS home on December 31, 2014.