MUMBAI : The state government on Monday appointed Dinesh Kumar Jain as the 39th chief secretary of Maharashtra. The 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service officer, who was additional chief secretary of finance department, will serve for nine months before his retirement, scheduled on January 31, 2019.Jain took over from the outgoing CS Sumit Mullick on Monday evening at Mantralaya.
Jain was appointed by superseding two seniormost officers, Medha Gadgil and SK Shrivastava.
Born on January 25, 1959 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Jain has an M Tech in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Overseas Projects. He served in various districts and in positions between 1984 and 1995, including additional collector in Nashik, deputy commissioner in sales tax to collector in Solapur. Barring a brief stint in 2002 and 2007-08, Jain was on central deputation from 1995 to 2015. He served in key posts in various central departments including agriculture, rural development and employment guarantee scheme. He served in the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, New Delhi, as national programme director. Jain came back to Maharashtra in March 2015 and served in various departments since then.