Anil Pushpangadhan, Gandhinagar: Gujarat cadre 2004 batch IAS officer Rajkumar Beniwal has been appointed as the commissioner of municipalities. Beniwal had been on study leave. He has also been given additional charge as Managing Director, Gujarat Urban Development Company and additional CEO, Gujarat Urban Development Mission.
Beniwal has also served as the collector of Ahmedabad and was later transferred as MD of INDEXTb. He had later left the country for long term training abroad and had only recently returned. His appointment is important in the context of the upcoming municipal and municipality polls.
The additional charges given to Beniwal were earlier held by Mahendra Patel who later retired and Lochan Sehra was given additional charge of the same. Sehra has now been relieved of the additional charge.