Mumbai: Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick was on Tuesday appointed as the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra.
He will succeed Swadheen Kshatriya, who was due for retirement on January 31, but was given a month's extension.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis signed the file on Mullick early this morning, an official from the CMO said.
Mullick, a 1982 batch IAS officer is Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) and currently serving as the Chief Protocol Officer in the General Administration department.
He had earlier served as the Divisional Commissioner of Amravati and worked as Secretary of School Education.
He was also Secretary to the Governor.
Mullick is the senior most bureaucrat in the state after Kshatriya and will retire in April 2018.
When contacted, Mullick told PTI that he will take charge this evening.