Mangaluru: It is reliably understood that Tulasi Maddineni, chief executive officer of Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat, has been officially informed by the Union government of her new assignment as the deputy director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), based in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
Curiously enough, the state government has not issued any order relieving her from service in the state. Sources said that she would revert to the Union government service around end-February.
The no-nonsense 2005 Karnataka cadre IAS officer has served in the city for only seven months now. She was the deputy commissioner in Koppal earlier. During her tenure there she had ordered the demolition of a building constructed by minister Shivaraj Tangadagi’s brother Nagaraj. It was reportedly built on agricultural land aquired by him fraudulently.
The bureaucratic community was up in arms over her transfer to Mangaluru, which was perceived to be a downgradation step from DC to the ZP level. It was thought to be a measure to send a ‘message’ of warning across saying ‘better fall in line, or else…’.
The LBSNAA is India’s premier institution dedicated to training officers of the country’s higher civil services. Its mandate includes the following:
Induction level training to members of the All India Services and Central Services (Group A) through a common Foundation Course, induction-level and post-entry professional training for officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) including mid-career training programmes.
A woman of substance: