MUMBAI: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has appointed senior IAS officer D K Jain as the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra.Jain takes over from Sumit Mullick, who retires today. Jain, a 1983 batch officer was currently the Additional Chief Secretary of the Finance department and has been credited with streamlining the finance of the state and also controlling the ballooning debt of the state.
The handing over ceremony will take place in Mantralaya between 4-5 PM. Sources said that Mullick will be made the Chief Information Commissioner.Jain has been made the CS of state bypassing four senior bureaucrat who were claimant of the post according to seniority. Medha Gadgil, ACS (Relief and Rehabilitation), Sudhir Shrivastava, ACS (Home), Sunil Porwal, ACS (Industries), and UPS Madan, Additional chief secretary and Metropolitan commissioner.