Mangaluru: Rumours are being circulated that the MCC Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati has been transferred. But there has been no official confirmation about the same.
Hephsiba Rani took charge as the Commissioner of Mangalore City Corporation on January 1, 2015. She was very disciplined in her work and showed much interest in the development work of the city. There were many Councillors who were against her for her strict nature. Her over-disciplined nature was perceived as a threat by some of them.
Hephsiba, after taking charge as commissioner, brought about a clean and transparent administration which some in the MCC did not like and were against her.
On April 25, when the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah arrived at the Mangaluru airport, some of the Councillors met the CM and complained against the Commissioner. When the reporters questioned the CM about the meeting with the Councillors inside the airport, he said that it was an internal matter, and that there was some misunderstanding between the Mayor and the Commissioner, which would be sorted out. There was even an allegation from the Councillors that the Commissioner did not respect them when they went to her cabin.
Continuous attempts were being made to transfer Hephsiba from Mangalore City Corporation and in this regard a delegation had gone to Bengaluru and met the Chief Minister.
When mangalorean.com contacted Mayor Jacintha Afred, regarding the transfer, the Mayor said, “Today Hephsiba is on leave, I did not receive any information about the transfer of the Commissioner. Without receiving the transfer order, I will not comment on the issue.”
Finally, on June 12, afternoon, it is learnt through sources that the Chief Minister has issued a transfer letter to Hephsiba Rani, and the same will be sent to the Mangalore City Corporation soon.