Mangaluru: Dr H N Gopalakrishna, who until now was the additional deputy commissioner of Hassan district, has taken charge as the commissioner of the Mangaluru City Corporation on Friday.
The MCC commissioner’s post has often been lying vacant. The order posting him here had been issued on Aug 5. As his successor in Hassan took over only lately, he could not be relieved from there.
He took the charge in the city from ad-interim commissioner Gokuldas Nayak. Upon taking over, Dr Gopalakrishna held a meeting with officials and staff of the MCC.
He also took part in the meetings of the department of health and another in the office of the deputy commissioner.