Navi Mumbai: It looks like the monsoons don’t bring good tides for NMMC commissioners. During last monsoons, Annasaheb Misal had replaced Ramaswamy N, and this time around, Annasaheb Misal got replaced by Abhijit Bangar, in what seems to be a hasty decision.
To recall a bit, Annasaheb Misal was already once told to leave office in the month of June. Along with Misal, many other civic chiefs in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), had been ordered to be transfered, and they all had to obey.
However, the decision to transfer Misal had to be changed for several reasons, political pressure being one.
However, this time around, the the Maharashtra government decided to replace him with with Abhijit Bangar, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 2008 batch.
The decision can be seen as a hasty gamble owing to the growing numbers of coronavirus cases (Covid-19) in Navi Mumbai, and Misal’s inability to flatten the curve in any way.
To add to the drama, Misal was not informed beforehand about the transfer order and it was only when Bangar had arrived to take charge of office that he was informed about the decision and comply.
Who is the new Commissioner of NMMC Abhijit Bangar?
Abhijit Bangar, the new civic chief of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, who had served as the civic chief of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) for 14 months. He was also the additional commissioner of Nagpur division before he got transferred as the NMMC commissioner.
Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by lp@admin