Nagpur municipal commissioner and IAS officer Tukaram Mundhe has been transferred to Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran as a member secretary by Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday. Ramaswami N, chief govt officer of Maharashtra Maritime Board will now exchange Mundhe.
Mundhe was appointed Nagpur civic chief in January 26 this yr.
He’s at present beneath residence isolation after testing Covid-19 constructive.
Mundhe has confronted his sixteenth switch in lower than 15 years of his service. Of the 15 posts he has held to this point in his profession, in most, he was transferred in lower than a yr of appointment.
He has served the best interval of 26 months as joint commissioner, gross sales tax, adopted by 17 months as a collector in Solapur. He had quick tenures as civic chiefs of Nashik, Navi Mumbai and now Nagpur.
Mundhe has typically had a face-off with politicians as a result of his model of functioning.
Representatives throughout the social gathering line had complained towards him. Corporators from Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) and Congress in Nagpur had introduced to convey the no-confidence movement towards Munde, protesting his ‘high-handed model of working’. Congress leaders Nana Patole and Vikas Thakre had demanded his switch.
“A serious criticism towards him is that he ill-treats fellow politicians together with legislators and ministers. In a democratic setup, the stature of the elected represented can’t be underestimated. Although the chief minister had backed him overtly throughout his interview just a few weeks in the past, Mundhe couldn’t have retained the put up within the wake of the rising complaints towards him,” mentioned an official from the final administration division.
The leaders had additionally clashed over the dealing with of Covid-19 state of affairs and the curbs imposed within the metropolis. Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari too had reportedly complained towards the officer just lately.
Nevertheless, residents in most cities the place he labored have all the time supported Mundhe.
In the meantime, 14 different IAS officers had been additionally transferred. Avinash Dhakne, who was Jalgaon collector until his latest switch, has now been posted as transport commissioner. Dhakne will exchange SM Channe, who has been appointed as vice-chairman and managing director of Maharashtra State Street Transport Company. Lokesh Chandra has been appointed as principal secretary within the water sources division.
Sitaram Kunte, 1985-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as further chief secretary, residence division, the put up he was moreover holding for round two months.
Sujata Saunik, further chief secretary, ability growth, has been appointed within the common administration division and can take over from Kunte.