Mr. Milind Mhaiskar
B. Tech., 1990, Chemical Engineering


Mr. Milind Mhaiskar is an IAS Officer of 1992 batch and is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). He is also handling the responsibility of Chairman, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

As an IAS Officer, Mr. Mhaiskar has worked in various capacities in senior state government positions. He worked in remoter areas of districts Amravati, Wardha and Sangli in Maharashtra for rural development, sanitation, water supply, law and order, urban administration etc. Later on, he handled the responsibility of key infrastructure projects like Link road, Metro, Monorail in Mumbai.

As secretary of Medical Education Department, Mr. Mhaiskar made important contributions to improve Medical education in the state, Maharashtra being the prime state in this field. He has also handled the responsibility of disaster management. He was also assigned the rare and prestigious chance to work as the Principal Secretary to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis.

Mr. Mhaiskar has received the Information Technology (IT) award for launching innovative service delivery system called Gramdoot in Wardha district during his tenure as Collector. He was recognized by the World Bank for his role as Project Director of Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP). He was also recognized by the Government of Maharashtra for speedy mitigation of natural calamities in Uttrakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and drought in Maharashtra.

Mr. Mhaiskar also made an immense contribution to the betterment of IIT Bombay. While working as Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, he played an important role in the implementation of Jogeshwari Vikroli Link Road project. As Principal Secretary of Chief Minister, he also facilitated action on a number of issues connected with the progress of the Institute.

Mr. Mhaiskar remembers beautiful days spent at IIT Bombay. He recollects fond memories of all-night cack sessions, hikes on weekends, delicious mess food, mountaineering expeditions and unending assignments in the Chemistry Department. His hobbies include mountaineering, playing bridge and reading literature.