Bhagwantrao N. Patil chosen the Director, Department of Tourism, Maharashtra

 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 


In a major reorganization of the top administration by the Eknath Shinde government, senior IAS officer Bhagwantrao N. Patil has been chosen as the Director, Department of Tourism in Maharashtra.

Patil’s selection is the second major alteration in the governmental system of the department of tourism by the Maharashtra government. Earlier, Saurabh Vijay was roped in as Secretary Tourism, instead of Valsa Nair Singh, who was in charge as Principal Secretary Tourism for a long time in Maharashtra.

Patil is an IAS officer coming with more than 14 years of expert experience in the Maharashtra government. He holds a doctorate in environmental sciences and has received multiple awards for his exceptional performance in various roles.

Patil was the collector and district magistrate of Ratnagiri before his appointment in the current role. During his tenure, he managed various responsibilities in the Maharashtra administration.

He is also the receiver of UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) fellowship on water management, climate change and SAARC fellowship on Coastal Management.

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