As Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has been on an overdrive to meet visitors, the Chief Secretary's Office in the state has received several verbal complaints against at least three senior IAS officers for allegedly refusing to attend visitors.
Congress legislative party leader Balasaheb Thorat has managed to justify the trust placed in him by the Gandhi family with the organisation of the Maharashtra leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
With over 20 SP rank officers being recently transferred in Maharashtra, those officers who have been replaced are still awaiting their new postings. Usually, this waiting period is considered a good time for mid-career training at the National Police Academy at Hyderabad.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is going to great lengths to come across as a man of action. Saturday provided him one such opportunity in Nandurbar.
The promises are, however, not in line with the thoughts of deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who holds the Home portfolio. Once both sides are on the same page, the transfers are more likely to take place.
Praveen Pardeshi, the former private secretary to Devendra Fadnavis during his stint as Maharashtra CM, and ex-BMC Commissioner, is now working as Member (Administration) in the Union government’s National Capacity Building Commission.
While a massive bureaucratic change is due in the state, sources in the BJP have said that deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis is personally fine-tuning the postings.
There is a buzz that senior IPS officer Rashmi Shukla, who was under the scanner during the previous Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government for allegedly tapping phones of its leaders, is set to make a return to the state with the new government at the helm.
The apparent overzealousness on part of certain BMC officials to beautify the area around the Municipal Commissioner's bungalow has earned them the wrath of their boss Dr Iqbal Singh Chahal.
The race to grab the best bungalows has started even as portfolio allocations were carried out in the Eknath Shinde-led government on Sunday. Sevasadan in Malabar Hill and Royal Stone off Pedder Road are the most sought after by ministers.
With delay in the formation of the state cabinet, along with several other factors, the inauguration of the first phase of Mumbai-Nagpur Supercommunications Highway is likely to be postponed.
Citation XLS, the state government-owned jet, is undergoing servicing with a few parts sent to the US for the purpose.
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Last Monday, on his way back to his constituency, he saw a rickshaw carrying school children getting stuck on a bad road. Seeing the plight of the children, Raut got off his vehicle and gave the rickshaw a push following which the students thanked him.
After the fall of the MVA government in Maharashtra, Shiv Sainiks visiting Matoshree, the residence of the Thackeray family, have said they are experiencing a noticeable contrast.
Even as efforts to form a new government were underway, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis refused to talk to the media. He devised various strategies to avoid the media.
A number of MLAs who flew to Guwahati to join the Eknath Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena had to pack their bags in great hurry.
Rayat Kranti Paksha chief Sadabhau Khot faced an embarrassing situation in Sangola when a hotelier cornered him in full media glare, asking him to pay up pending hotel bill of over Rs 60,000.
During a meeting on Tuesday, Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, visibly upset at some officers for not doing their homework properly, said that the department had become lethargic and needed to pull up its socks.
ANUP DANGE, the inspector who had taken on suspended IPS officer Param Bir Singh, has seen his fortunes ebb and drop in the force like few others.
Sources in the bureaucracy said that a few at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) were upset with Rajeev’s name being mentioned twice by dignitaries during a Metro inauguration event a few weeks back.
Incidentally, April 29 was also Kakani’s 60th birthday.
The battle between MVA government and BJP has, however, caused consternation amongst certain Maharashtra police officials who are wary of booking BJP leaders, fearing a backlash from the party.
Despite the magnitude of MPSC's responsibility, the commission has been operating from a temporary facility at the Cooperage Telephone Exchange Building for years.
The development has shocked the Shiv Sena, which is heading the tripartite alliance government, and CM Uddhav Thackeray has sought details on why Joshi’s name was missing from the proposal.