Mangalore, June 21, 2012: Sincerity is a golden virtue that is glaringly missing in the bureaucratic set up these times. Still, as a glimmer of hope we often come across some sincere and dedicated officials who kindle hopes of bringing about the much needed reforms in the system. Mangalore’s Regional Transport Officer C Mallikarjun can certainly be termed as a sincere and efficient officer who has made a mark during his tenure in Mangalore for the past one year.
Hailing from Bellary, Mallikarjun has a BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vijayanagar College, Bellary. Before being posted in Mangalore in June 2011, he has served as RTO at Shimoga, Tumkur, Bangalore and Raichur. As Mangalore RTO he has been instrumental in improving the delivery of services at the Mangalore office and also in providing a better work environment for the otherwise overworked staff. The Mangalore RTO has been able to collect a road tax of Rs 112 crore during his tenure as against the target of Rs 101 crore.
Mallikarjun also speaks about the RTA plans to have a scientific driving track and driving training institute at Mudipu, equipped with a fitness certification centre. Despite his hectic schedule Mallikarjun finds some time for his hobby including playing shuttle and cricket. Happily married to Srivalli, a housewife, the couple is blessed with two doting kids, a daughter and a son.
By Shreelatha Nayak