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Within hours of its formation, Mauganj gets two collectors, Ajay Shrivastava replaces Sonia Meena even before her joining

By Vivek Shukla

Sonia Meena , a 2013 batch IAS officer, who was posted as the first collector of Mauganj district has been replaced by Ajay Srivastava another 2013 batch IAS officer hours after her posting order.

In one day the newly created district Mauganj gets two collectors. Sonia was to join on August 15, 2023. But now that the order has been cancelled, she will remain , Tribal Affairs and Managing Director SC/ST Development.

Mauganj is the 53rd district of , formed today after separation from Rewa .

This district has been formed under sub-section of section 13 of the Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Code, 1959 (No. 20 of 1959).

The revenue department's order states that the district headquarters of Mauganj will be the city of Mauganj. Three tehsils of Rewa district, namely Mauganj , Hanumana and Naigarhi have been included in Mauganj district.

The new collector Ajay Shrivastava had been posted as additional commissioner, tribal welfare, This is his second transfer within a month. On July 20, he was transferred from Damoh where he was CEO of district panchayat.

Who is Sonia Meena ?

Sonia Meena is daughter of Teeka Ram Meena, who is a retired 1988 batch IAS of cadre. Sonia Meena is an alumnus of Lady Sriram and JNU Delhi. She achieved 36th rank in IAS and has been quite active on social media. She has more than 13,000 followers on Instagram.
Earlier Sonia Meena had served as collector of Anuppur district where he hit the headlines when the state government transferred Superintendent of Police Akhil Kumar Patel on her complaint. It is said that Patel was not getting along well with Sonia Meena, who complained that Patel was not behaving properly with his subordinates. Following that, Patel was transferred.

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