The Maharashtra Governor has reportedly approved CM Devendra Fadanvis’ proposal to appoint Chief secretary Sumit Mullick to the post of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) which has been lying vacant since June 01, 2017 after Ratnakar Gaikwad’s term expired.
Besides Mullick, at least half-a-dozen senior bureaucrats were in the race for the post.
Mullick is expected to take up his new assignment soon after his successor is announced.
Indianmandarins has earlier reported that D K Jain (ACS, Finance) may be appointed the new Chief Secretary of the state. However, many of his batchmates are also in the race.
They are Medha Gadgil (IAS:1983), the seniormost bureaucrat; Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sudhir Srivastava (IAS:1983); MMRDA chief UPS Madan; ACS (Industries) Sunil Porwal, and Sanjeevani Kutty (IAS:1983), currently serving at the Center.