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Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (MB)

Mumbai, May 1:  Johny Joseph on Monday took over as the chief secretary of Maharashtra from D.K. Sankaran. He would have a tenure of 25 months.

Soon after he took over, Joseph said that his three top priorities would be to transform Mumbai into a world-class city, tackle the critical power situation, and provide relief to the farmers in Vidarbha.

An IAS officer of the 1972-batch, Joseph was at the helm of affairs in Mumbai as the civic chief during the July 26 deluge two years ago.

Born on May 29, 1949, he passed his B.Sc. (Engineering) from Kerala University and later studied mechanical engineering.

He served as secretary, revenue department, and principal secretary to the Maharashtra chief minister.

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