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Who is Sujata Sainik? Whom the Shinde government of Maharashtra has made the Chief Secretary

Nita Yadav

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Sujata Sainik.Image Credit Source: tv9 Marathi

For the first time, the Maharashtra government has appointed a woman officer as the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. Just a few months ago, Rashmi Shukla was appointed as the Director General of Police of Maharashtra. Rashmi Shukla became Maharashtra’s first woman Director General of Police. After this, the government has also appointed another woman officer as the chief secretary of the state. The Maharashtra government has appointed IAS officer Sujata Saunik as the state’s chief secretary. Sujata Saunik is a 1987 batch officer. For two days there was talk that Sujata Saunik would be appointed as the chief secretary of the state. Finally this discussion came true.

Before this, her husband Manoj Saunik has also held the charge of the Chief Secretary of the state. The present Chief Secretary of the State Dr. Nitin Karir is retiring. Sujata Saunik has been appointed in his place. Sujata Saunik will hold charge as the Chief Secretary of the state till June 2025.

Many names were discussed for the post of Chief Secretary

The names of Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Rajesh Kumari (1987 batch) and Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde Iqbal Singh Chahal (1989 batch) were also being discussed for the post of Chief Secretary. But finally Sujata Saunik has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of the State.

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Now it is also being discussed that the Shinde government has chosen Sujata Saunik to convey the message of gender equality in the state. The special thing is that there is an assembly election in the state in the near future. Before this election, the state government has also made many announcements for women in the budget.

Who is Sujata Saunik?

Sujata Saunik is known as a flamboyant and strict disciplinarian. He is currently holding the charge of Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department of the state. He was recently promoted to the post of secretary. She has also served as Additional Chief Secretary in the General Administration Department. He has also worked in several other departments including public health.

Sujata Saunik has three decades of experience in administrative services. He has experience in various fields like healthcare, finance, education, disaster management. Sujata’s husband Manoj Saunik was also the chief secretary of the state. After this he was appointed as Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister.

After the retirement of Manoj Saunik, the government appointed 1988 batch IAS officer Nitin Karir as the Chief Secretary. Karir, who was appointed on December 31 last year, was supposed to retire in March this year, but was given a three-month extension following the Lok Sabha elections. After this Manoj Saunik’s wife Sujata Saunik was appointed.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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