BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta appointed new Maharashtra chief secretary

BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta will take charge as the new Chief after the official order is issued


Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has been appointed as the new chief secretary to Maharashtra government. With the model code of conduct in the picture, sources informed that the Election Commission on Friday has cleared the appointment.

This happened after the Maharashtra Chief Secretary YPS Madan proposed voluntary retirement from the post. The appointment of Mehta for the chief secretary post has been initiated while keeping in mind the seniority. However, the appointment comes months before the retirement of Mehta which is in September. 

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Amid the ongoing 2019 Lok Sabha Elections and with the imposed model code of conduct, the state government has sent the order of appointment to Election Commission. The sources inform that the EC has cleared the appointment. However, Mehta would take charge as chief secretary of Maharashtra after the official order is issued.