Udupi, Feb 22, 2017: According to an official Karnataka Govt communication published, Priyanka Mary Francis, currently the CEO of Udupi zilla panchayat, has been elevated to the post of deputy commissioner of Udupi district. She takes over from the incumbent DC T Venkatesh.
The transfer orders for several officials was made public Karnataka government on Tuesday February 21. DC T Venkatesh has been posted as managing director of Mysugar Mill (Mysore Sugar Company Ltd). the state government has ordered transfer of 11 officials in one go.
Priyanka Mary Francis, An IAS officer of the 2009 batch, took charge as the CEO of Udupi ZP in November 2015. She was given the additional charge of acting DC after the transfer of the previous DC R Vishal.
Incidentally, Priyanka Francis is the fifth to take charge as DC of Udupi district after the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government came to power in 2013. Dr Muddu Mohan who took over the charge from M T Reju in 2014, was transferred in a suprise move the same year, and Pattan Shetty who came after Dr Muddu Mohan was transferred in just two months. Thereafter, R Vishal took charge of the post until his transfer in June 2016. T Venkatesh was then appointed in July 2016.
The newly appointed DC is reputed to be a popular and conducive officer in Udupi. She is expected to take charge without delay.