Maharashtra: Praveen Pardeshi resigned from the post & Joined Centre’s NCBC

He was appointed by the Maharashtra government as the additional chief secretary for Marathi language, former Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi resigned from the post and joined the Union government’s National Capacity Building Commission as member, administration, on Wednesday.

Maharashtra: Praveen Pardeshi will coordinate with and supervise all the government offices and training institutes to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Centre’s plans and create shared resources.

The commission will also assist the Prime Minister’s Public Human Resources Council in approving the annual capacity building plans and will make necessary recommendations.


It will also suggest policy changes required in the areas of human resource management and capacity building for civil servants.

Pardeshi, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch, became the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai in 2019 and was abruptly transferred in mid-2020 after differences with then chief secretary Ajoy Mehta.

Praveensingh Pratapsingh Pardeshi is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer with over 29 years of experience in the services, and former Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai. Pardeshi has held various senior leadership positions within the United Nations as the Chief of Transition Recovery unit, UNDP Geneva and Senior Coordinator of United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) . He has subsequently headed the regional offices Support and Co-ordination Unit of UNISDR. Pardeshi has been a key player in post-disaster and conflict recovery programs of UNDP and the public administration, governance reform, wildlife conservation and public health effort against COVID-19 in Maharashtra, India. Pardeshi was the Global Programme Coordinator for the Defeat-NCD Partnership within United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR).


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