There is no doubt that if there was an award for a NMMC Commissioner who was citizens’s favorite, it would hands down go to Tukaram Mundhe. However, for obvious reasons he is never on a politicians’ list of preferred bureaucrats. This came to the fore again when in a recent NMMC event, Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik took a dig at Tukaram Mundhe and said that just like there are actors in politics, there are actors in bureaucracy too. He said that Navi Mumbai experienced such an actor last year and now Nashik is experiencing him.
Just like it happened in NMMC, Tukaram Mundhe recently faced a no confidece motion proposal against him by the BJP ruled Nashik Municipal Corporation. An IAS officer with some all-action history, Tukaram Mundhe has done a series of cleansing works; clearing desks, systems and methods in Nashik that earned political ire but enjoys strong citizens support. While the Airoli MLA too criticized him, there is no denying the fact that in Navi Mumbai too Tukaram Mundhe still enjoys unanimous public support with most citizens hoping he will come back as NMMC Commissioner some day. Bureau report – NMTV News.