However, due to the urgency because of the HC order, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis wants to replace the CS.
Mumbai: Additional Chief Secretary (Finance), D. K. Jain will take over as the new Chief Secretary (CS), superseding two senior additional chief secretaries (ACs), Medha Gadgil and Sudhir Shrivastava.
The current chief secretary, Sumit Mullick, will be appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), as part of a major reshuffle expected to take place soon in the upper echelons of the state bureaucracy, said sources.
The post of the CIS has been vacant for the past few months and the Bombay high court (HC) has asked the government to fill it immediately because of an increase in the pendency of the work.
Mr Mullick wants a post-retirement assignment as he will retire by the end of April 2018.
However, due to the urgency because of the HC order, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis wants to replace the CS. The procedure for appointing the CIC commenced with the government having recommended Mr Mallick’s name to the Governor, said sources.
Medha Gadgil (Assistance and Rehabilitation) and Mr Sudhir Shrivastava (Home) are the two senior most ACS belonging to the 1983 IAS batch.