Sujata Saunik becomes first woman to be appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

New Delhi Jun 30: Senior IAS officer Sujata Saunik on Sunday took over as Maharashtra’s Chief Secretary, becoming the first woman in the state’s 64-year-old history to occupy the top post, Saunik, an IAS officer of the 1987 batch, succeeds Nitin Kareer who retired as the chief secretary on Sunday. She will have a year’s tenure before retiring in June next year, an official said. Nitin Kareer handed over the charge to Saunik at a ceremony held at Mantralaya, the state secretariat in south Mumbai. 

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