Former IAS Officer of the Maharashtra Cadre
Municipal Commissioner of Greater Bombay
Chief Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra
Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development
D. M. Sukthankar was an officer of the Maharashtra State Cadre of Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Mr Sukthankar held several portfolios in the Government of Maharashtra including that of Secretary of Education Department and Industries Department. He was Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA and Municipal Commissioner of Greater Bombay.
He finally retired as the Chief Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra in August 1990. He was also the Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India for two years (1986-88).
He has been a Non-executive Director of the Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) since 1989. He serves as Trustee Director of the IDFC AMC Trustee Company Limited.
He has a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Mumbai. He is recognised as an expert on issues related to urban development and management and has been associated with the housing sector for a number of years.