While his son, Sujay was the BJP’s candidate from Ahmednagar, sources claimed that Vikhe-Patil has been advised by BJP brass to wait until the poll results before a decision can be taken on his induction.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has rejected Maharashtra government’s proposal for allowing senior IPS officer Deven Bharti (1994 batch) to continue serving as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) in Mumbai.
The CMO is expected to soon revise the transfer orders and post Joshi in CIDCO. Sources also point at the fallout Joshi had with two senior ministers in the Fadnavis government for her sudden ouster from the Excise department.
Darade, who is currently the Commissioner of the state Food and Drug Administration, will now be required to rejoin her parent department — the Income Tax — when her ongoing deputation ends this April.
Although the names of Sanjay Kumar (1984), Manu Kumar Srivastava (1986), Nitin Kareer, Rajeev Jalota (both 1988), and I S Chahal (1989) are also being discussed in the corridors of power, Pardeshi is being seen as a favourite.
To mark his govt's fourth anniversary, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis-led general administration department has sanctioned over Rs 3 crore for the screening of documentaries and audio-visuals across theatres, television channels and state transport bus depots.