Maharashtra : Over a dozen babus are sitting idle


Scores of senior level bureaucrats are on compulsory waiting or on leave for more than a month.

Leading the pack is IAS officer Rajiv Jalota (IAS:1995:MH), who was Additional chief secretary and GST commissioner. He did not accept his transfer to the rural development department, and is on compulsory waiting.

Senior IAS Ashwin Bhide (IAS:1998:MH), former head of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is also waiting for a new posting. She was shunted out by the new government for her role in controversial cutting of trees at Aarey colony.

Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Bhushan Gagrani (IAS:1990:MH), is another high profile IAS officer awaiting a new posting.

Other officers on the compulsory waitlist are-

  • Vinita Ved-Singhal (IAS:1996:MH)
  • Shyam Tagde (IAS:1991:MH)
  • Ashwani Kumar (IAS:1987:MH)
  • Atul Patne (IAS:1999:MH)
  • Nand Kumar(IAS:1989:MH)

While these officers are sitting idle, several senior officers are holding additional charge of sensitive departments.