There is likely to be a major reshuffle in the state secretariat with as many as four senior bureaucrats retiring in the next two months.
Most of these retiring bureaucrats hold key posts in state administration and Chief Minister Ashok Chavan will have to find capable persons to handle their jobs.
Two additional chief secretaries, Sharwaree Gokhale and B P Pandey holding charges of public health and forest respectively, retired on Saturday.
They had spent more than thirty years in government service.
Gokhale is from 1974 and Pandey from 1976 batch of officers.
Additional Chief Secretary Ramesh Kumar (revenue department) and Principal Secretary (agriculture), Nanasaheb Patil will retire in September.
Transport Secretary C S Sangitrao's will retire in October and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Chandra Iyengar will retire in November.
Majority of the retiring officials have held key posts in various departments.
This year 10 government officers will retire.
“The Chief Minister has been appraised of the situation,” said a senior bureaucrat, requesting anonymity.
“There is likely to be some major reshuffle in the government soon,” added the official.