Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and six senior officials have been deputed to the central government. As per the news, Mehta will be appointed by the Union Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu. They will accept the new charge on May 20.
Ajay Mehta will be replaced as the new Commissioner of Municipal Corporation. There is a scope for S.Madan to be appointed as well. The order was issued late on Thursday. Apart from Mehta, other names - Sanjay Bhatia, Malini Shankar, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Mukesh Khullar and Lord Sahai - will also be appointed elsewhere.
Mehta is a 1994 batch officer while S.Madan, the trusted office, is a 1983 batch officer. Madan is currently the senior-most official and his also known to be close to the current state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.