A B Unhale steps in as new FDA commissioner of Maharashtra

20 February 2020 | News

The Maharashtra government has appointed AB Unhale as commissioner of food and drug administration IMAGE CREDITS: Twitter IMAGE CREDITS: Twitter

The Maharashtra government has appointed AB Unhale as commissioner of Food and Drug Administration department after replacing  IRS officer Dr Pallavi Darade. Unhale was the Deputy Secretary of Relief and Rehabilitation Department and has been asked to take charge of this position.

As per the FSSAI rules, no person below the rank of 'commissioner and secretary' to the state government shall be eligible to be appointed as the commissioner of food safety. However violating norms of  the Food Safety and Standards Act, Pallavi was appointed FDA Commissioner in 2017.

Chief minister of Maharashtra Udhav Thackrey ordered the transfer on Wednesday 12th Februrary and has asked Unhale to join immediately after serious allegations were made against the present commissioner.

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