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Tukaram Mundhe replaces Dinesh Waghmare as NMMC Commissioner

Tukaram Mundhe, a 2005 batch IAS officer, who took on politicians, sand mafia, land mafia in his career spanning just over 10 years and who has been transferred eight times during this period, was on Wednesday, appointed as the civic chief of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC).
Mundhe replaced DT Waghmare, who has been transferred as civic chief of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).
Mundhe, who hails from a humble farmer’s family in Tadsonna village in Beed district, completed his school education in zilla parishad school before shifting to Aurangabad for completing graduation and starting preparations for the UPSC exams.
During the last parliamentary election, Aam Aadmi Party had offered Mundhe a ticket to contest the polls.
He is currently posted as collector of Solapur. The official and controversy go hand-in-hand as he fearlessly takes on the land mafia, sand mafia and cracks down on encroachments. “During his tenure in Jalna and Solapur, Mundhe had cracked the whip against encroachments and that had disturbed the political leaders there who took out morchas demanding his transfer. His premature transfers are the effect of his taking on the high and mighty and making their life miserable,” said an official who has worked with Mundhe.
In NMMC too, Mundhe will face a tough job of streamlining things, especially unauthorised constructions, mostly carried out by corporators and political activists.
His task will involve deciding on cases of disqualification of corporators who have carried out illegal constructions, rooting out corruption in NMMC and probing projects whose costs have escalated due to delay.
According to sources, Mundhe has carried out important developmental works in his village and one among them is prohibition on liquor sale. Lot of work has been done for water conservation and improving environment.


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