MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): S V R Srinivas was named Metropolitan Commissioner of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority by the state government on Thursday (MMRDA). R A Rajeev, who was refused a second three-month extension by the state government, is replaced by Srinivas. Rajeev was set to retire in February 2021 and was given a three-month contract to lead the MMRDA.
Srinivas, an IAS officer from the 1991 batch, formerly worked as an additional commissioner for MMRDA and the BMC.
Forest Secretary Milind Mhaiskar, who was also a candidate for Metropolitan Commissioner, will take over as the state’s new housing secretary in lieu of Srinivas. SICOM’s Managing Director, B Venugopal Reddy, has been appointed as the next Forest Secretary.
BEST’s new General Manager is Lokesh Chandra, who replaces Surendra Bagade, who is on central deputation.
Vikas Chandra Rastogi, Project Director of the Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjeevani Project in Mumbai, has been appointed Principal Secretary of the General Administration Department at Mantralaya.
S N Bhange, Managing Director of the Maharashtra State Fisheries Development Corporation in Mumbai, has been appointed Secretary (SDC) and Special Enquiry Officer (2) in the GAD.