Ms Meeta Rajivlochan is an IAS officer of the Maharashtra cadre. Currently she is Principal Secretary and Director, Directorate of Municipal Administration, in the Government of Maharashtra. She has over twenty five years of administrative experience. Her job involves facilitating leadership in urban local bodies to prepare and execute plans with a view to improving services provided to citizens. As a result of institutional improvements effected in the past one year, over 200 municipal councils in the state have operationalized customer care centers for sanitation services and at least six towns located in differing regions ranging from the Konkan to Vidarbha, have achieved significant successes in Mission Clean Up. She is also concerned with improving levels of per capita income through measures aimed at providing livelihood to the urban poor. She has been Secretary (Health) in the Government of Maharashtra. Her role has concerned improvement in facilities in health care, with a view to making health care services more accessible and affordable to all people in the state. She has worked at promoting patient care norms for improvement in quality of health services. She facilitated the development of clinical pathways for a variety of conditions treated under the Maharashtra state health insurance scheme covering 80 million people. These pathways are currently being used in major private sector health insurance programs. Under her guidance, procurement policies were fine tuned to bring down medicine prices sufficiently to enable 30% higher procurement of medicines within the same budget. Stent prices for heart procedures also crashed from being nearly one lakh rupees for a stent to Rs 24000 per stent. She has won various E Governance awards for projects coordinated by her. The project called E-Aushadhi developed for warehousing and supply of medicines won the Maharashtra Government award for Best Governance Initiative of the Year in 2014 and also won the ICT in Healthcare award at the South Asia E Health Summit. She was selected for the Fulbright fellowship in 2010. She has authored books titled “Farmers Suicide: Facts and Possible Policy Interventions” and “JAL SWARAJ: Case studies in Community Empowerment”.
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