Once part of Devendra Fadnavis CMO, IAS officer Bhushan Gagrani now named key aide of Shinde

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the 1990-batch will be the additional chief secretary to Shinde, who took oath of his new office on June 30, an official release said.

FPJ Political BureauUpdated: Thursday, July 21, 2022, 11:31 AM IST
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Bhushan Gagrani, an IAS officer of on Wednesday was appointed as the additional chief secretary to the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. Gagrani, who is an IAS of 1990 batch, had worked in the CMO when Narayan Rane was CM in 1999, later during the Chief Ministership of Vilasrao Deshmukh from 1999 to 2004 and thereafter from 2018-19 when Devendra Fadnavis was the Chief Minister.

Gagrani briefly continued in the key post after Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray took over as chief minister in November 2019 when the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was formed. He was later moved out of the CMO in the wake of an RTI (Right to Information) query.

However, Gagrani was part of the COVID-19 task force formed by the MVA government in March 2020 to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Gagrani would continue to hold additional charge of departments of urban development, Marathi language and water resources till further orders.

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