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Rajesh Deshmukh, Pune DC: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife and Family

Rajesh Deshmukh is an IAS officer of Maharashtra. He is widely regarded as one of the best officers in Maharashtra in the contemporary times. He has only 12 years of experience in administration, but has shown many spectacular performances. His stint at Yavatmal is particularly memorable where his work resulted in controlling farmer’s suicide.

Profile and Wiki of Rajesh Deshmukh

Rajesh Deshmukh was born and brought up in Mumbai. He has done schooling from Shripat Rao Bhosale High School. He had prepared for pre medical test as he was dreaming of becoming a doctor. Unfortunately, he couldn’t crack PMT, and then decided to go for a course in veterinary. He has studied from the prestigious Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai.

Rajesh Deshmukh had cracked UPSC Civil Services Examination in 2007. His rank was good enough for him to get IAS – his first choice of services – along with his home cadre.

Family of Rajesh Deshmukh

Rajesh Deshmukh is married to Vijaya Deshmukh. The couple has one son and one daughter.

Rajesh Deshmukh as Pune District Collector

Rajesh has been appointed as the District Collector of Pune. The incumbent DC has been transferred to the Prime Minister Office (PMO). The condition of Pune is deteriorating steadily as far as spread of Covid – 19 pandemic is concerned. It has already surpassed Mumbai. The Government wanted an officer who can handle the tricky situation and save the city. And, they zeroed in on Rajesh. Another maverick IAS officer G. Shreekanth was also in the reckoning.

Before being the DC of Pune, Rajesh was Chairman of Hafkine Bio Pharma. In this profile, he was taking care of Covid – 19 testing strategy of Maharshtra. He was the nodal officer for testing. Obviously, he has sufficient amount of experience and hence the choice of the Government can be appreciated.


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