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Priyanka Mary Francis - In New Orbit

Priyanka Mary Francis - In New Orbit


Mangalore Today News Network

Priyanka mary FrancisUdupi, March 25, 2017: In 2008 she took a hard decision when she  quit her job in  ISRO to pursue her dreams of becoming an IAS officer. A year later she cracked the IAS exams and became one of Kerala’s three  toppers by securing the 54th rank. At present, she is the Deputy Commissioner of Udupi district.

Yes, the reference is to Priyanka Mary Francis who recently was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Udupi. An IAS officer of the 2009 batch, Priyanka has a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Instrumentation. Hailing from Tiruvanthapuram, becoming an IAS officer was a childhood dream which she chased to perfection.

After being successful in IAS exams  she was posted as Assistant Commissioner of Belgaum and later in  2012 she was promoted as Commissioner of  Belgaum City Corporation, thus becoming its first lady Commissioner.

In November 2015, Priyanka Mary Francis was appointed as Chief Executive Officer  of Udupi Zilla Panchayat, a post which she handled with great diligence and responsibility. Now as the DC of Udupi, she also  holds the additional responsibility of  ZP CEO and  promises to give top priority to solving drinking water problem. Priyanka also assures to study the sand extraction issue and find a solution to the problems. Udupi has pinned high hopes on its new DC.


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