BMC Ajoy Mehta Appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

Published on May 13, 2019
Ajoy Mehta (1984-batch I.A.S- Indian Administrative Officer), the Municipal Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra.
BMC Ajoy Mehta Appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

Details:

  • Ajoy Mehta holds the distinction of being the longest-serving BMC commissioner.
  • Mehta's predecessor was UPS Madan (1983 batch IAS officer).
  • UPS Madan had opted for voluntary retirement (under V.R.S.- voluntary retirement scheme) after serving in the top post of commissioner for just 44 days.
  • This makes UPS Madan, the shortest serving CS of Maharashtra.
  • 1985-batch I.A.S officer- Praveen Pardeshi (the Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis) has also been appointed as the new Municipal Commissioner Chief of Mumbai, succeeding Ajoy Mehta.
  • Ajoy Mehta will retire in September 2019.
  • One of the notable works of Mehta as the principal secretary, department of energy under Maharashtra government include the transition of the state-owned Maharashtra State Electricity Board into 3 independent companies which were dedicated to generation, transmission, and distribution.

Question:

Q. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra?
a. Ajoy Mehta
b. Ajay Mehta
c. Ajeet Mehta
d. Ajit Mehta

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