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Baldev Singh appointed as industries dept’s chief secy

Sources said the Chief Minister-led general administration department had already written to the Election Commission of India, requesting that the 1989-batch IAS officer be relieved of his current duties.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
February 4, 2021 10:58:22 pm
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday transferred Chief Electoral Officer Baldev Singh and appointed him as the principal secretary of the industries department.

Sources said the Chief Minister-led general administration department had already written to the Election Commission of India, requesting that the 1989-batch IAS officer be relieved of his current duties. It has now recommended three names – Shrikant Deshpande (1991-batch), Anand Limaye (1989) and Aseem Gupta (1994) – as probables to succeed Singh to the post, the sources added.

B Venugopal Reddy (1994), principal secretary of the industries department, has been appointed as the managing director of SICOM Ltd.

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