DK Jain supersedes four others to bag State Chief Secy’s post

ST Correspondent
Monday, 30 April 2018

Mumbai: Senior IAS officer and Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) DK Jain was appointed as the Chief Secretary of the State on Monday. Jain’s appointment supersedes senior bureaucrats Medha Gadgil, Additional Chief Secretary (Relief and Rehabilitation), Sudhir Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Sunil Porwal, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) and UPS Madan, Additional Chief Secretary and Metropolitan Commissioner.

Mumbai: Senior IAS officer and Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) DK Jain was appointed as the Chief Secretary of the State on Monday. Jain’s appointment supersedes senior bureaucrats Medha Gadgil, Additional Chief Secretary (Relief and Rehabilitation), Sudhir Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Sunil Porwal, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) and UPS Madan, Additional Chief Secretary and Metropolitan Commissioner.

Chief Secretary Sumit Mullick retired on April 30 and Jain, a 1983 batch officer, took charge on Monday. Mullick will be the new State Chief Information Commissioner (CIS). The post has been vacant for the past few months and the Mumbai High Court had asked the government to fill it immediately because of an increase in pendency and Mullick was eyeing a post retirement assignment. 

Jain was born on January 25, 1959 in Rajasthan and joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) on August 25, 1983. Jain has an MTech and MBA.

It is likely that Jain’s appointment will be challenged in court by one of the officers he superseded. If the State government’s decision is challenged, it will a first for the State administration. 

According to sources, Jain had lobbied for the post by using his Delhi connections and pressurised the government. 
All other bureaucrats eligible for the post as per seniority are from the 1983 IAS batch.

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