Profile of Chairperson

Profile of Chairperson
Shri Sanjay Kumar

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A senior civil servant with an experience of 36 years in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS),with rich experience of formulation, implementation and monitoring of Government policies spanning across various administrative positions at state and districts levels.

As Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra spearheaded Governments fight against Corona, worked towards preventing the spread of pandemic, ensuring adequate health services, managing socio-economic fallout of the pandemic while also ensuring gradual unlocking of economy.

Prior to that, served as Additional Chief Secretary, Housing Department and also held the charge of Home Department, Government of Maharashtra. Rich experience in leading several portfolios including Women and Child Development Department, Higher Education Dept, School Education Dept and So on. He also served as Aurangabad Divisional Commissioner, Pune Municipal Commissioner and Collector, Aurangabad, Osmanabad and Beed in his previous charges.

In his stint as Additional Chief Secretary, Housing, He led the largest Affordable Housing Scheme in Maharashtra - Housing for all. More than 14.16 Lakh affordable houses across 390 cities were sanctioned. He also designed transparent Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy for development of affordable housing on Private Land. More than 2.5 Lakh houses sanctioned under the PPP policy. Under his leadership, Maharashtra was among the first states to notify rules, regulations and establish Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority also known as MahaRERA.

In Women and Child, He introduced several pioneering initiatives including Bal Aadhaar ( where all children at Anganwadis are registered under Aadhaar by WCD), Gender Budgeting, online transfer of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers, Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree ( to reduce female feticide / infanticide) , Eggs and Bananas at Anganwadis and so on.

He was also responsible for establishment of two IIITs at Pune and Nagpur, two NLU at Mumbai and Nagpur and Technological University (BATU). He also introduced Private Universities in the state, issuing clear guidelines for establishing Pus and thereafter enacting the first Private University Act.

He was integral part of the transformation and progress driven by the Government of Maharashtra, effectively transforming lives and delivering results against all odds.


Email : chairperson@merc.gov.in