IAS officer Sujata Saunik creates history - Know more

IAS officer Sujata Saunik has become Maharashtra's first female Chief Secretary. Her historic achievement has been lauded by her IAS fraternity. Her appointment comes months after Rashmi Shukla was appointed as the Director General of Police of Maharashtra; it was a first in her case as well.

"It is a matter of great pride and joy for the whole of Maharashtra that women are now leading the administrative and police administration of the State," wrote Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Sujata Saunik comes with three decades of experience in public policy and governance. She is highly knowledgeable about "healthcare, finance, education, disaster management, and peacekeeping at the district, state, and federal levels and in international organizations as part of the IAS," wrote Deccan Herald.

Congratulations are coming in across the board. "Her vast experience will undoubtedly have a significant impact. Wishing her all the best for a successful and impactful tenure," wrote Praful Patel of the NCP.

Women online are found congratulating her for breaking the glass ceiling in the cut-throat world of administration.

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