February 11, 2021 1:41 am
Since the Thackeray government took over reins in November 2019, Mehta, first as the state’s Chief Secretary and later as Thackeray’s Principal Advisor post retirement, had served as a key link between Thackeray and the bureaucracy and his political allies
January 25, 2021 11:29 pm
In the meeting, which was also attended by Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar, Principal Advisor to the Chief Minister Ajoy Mehta and other senior bureaucrats, the chief minister reviewed the prospects on full resumption of local trains.
June 27, 2020 4:01 am
Ajoy Mehta said Mumbai would have to completely rethink the way of doing business. In the metro’s business districts, everybody would be allowed to operate daily with a certain staff attendance at a given time.
June 22, 2020 12:49 am
Kunte (1985 batch), who has previously served as Mumbai’s municipal commissioner, shares a good rapport with the chief minister. The Congress and the NCP, too, are not averse to his appointment either.
February 03, 2020 3:15 am
Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta, whose extended tenure comes to an end in March, enjoys good equations with the Shiv Sena as well as the NCP. But we have heard that some senior Sena ministers are miffed about how much Thackeray relies on the chief secretary’s office.
May 14, 2019 7:39 am
In his first assignment as Chief Secretary, Mehta attended meetings convened by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to review the drought situation in six districts — Pune, Sangli, Satara, Amravati, Nagpur and Chandrapur.
May 11, 2019 2:12 am
Sources said that Madan had written to the CM on May 8 seeking voluntary retirement on an immediate basis, citing personal grounds. He had also sought a waiver of the three-month notice clause, which was accepted and forwarded for the EC’s clearance.
March 03, 2019 2:33 am
This time corporators did not hold lengthy discussions before clearing the budget, fearing that the discussion will push budget clearing into election code of conduct and cause delay in development projects.
February 05, 2019 5:53 am
Mehta presented annual budget estimates for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation totalling Rs 30,692.59 crore, including proposed capital expenditure of 11,480.42 crore, a 21 per cent increase over the previous year’s capital works outlay.
February 04, 2019 2:28 am
The architects and planners chosen for the project have been asked to submit a detailed plan for the bungalow by this month after municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta suggested that the earlier plan be reworked.