KTR’s young brigade set for a challenge
Set for a challenge, the young brigade that was consciously chosen by the IT Minister KT Rama Rao, who already made a niche for himself among the generation next politicos, appeared right on the money from day one, thus creating a sense of urgency in the administration.
Sircilla: Set for a challenge, the young brigade that was consciously chosen by the IT Minister KT Rama Rao, who already made a niche for himself among the generation next politicos, appeared right on the money from day one, thus creating a sense of urgency in the administration.
Albeit Rajanna district is the smallest in the State with just 5.48 lakh population spread across 2,030 square kilometers in 13 mandals, the administration has its task cut out in reviving the past glory of the district headquarters Sircilla, represented by KTR.
The new district has two shades. If Sircilla is once a thriving handloom town is fighting to survive, on the positive side, it has the bustling temple town Vemulawada, the abode of Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy, popularly known as Dakshin Kasi.
Against this backdrop, a lot is expected from the administration. However, both District Collector Krishna Bhaskar and the Superintendent of Police Viswajit Kampati are new to their positions; they are young and energetic, and have come up through the ranks.
The 32-year-old D Krishna Bhaskar, 2012 IAS Batch, did his schooling from Hyderabad Public School, B Tech from IIT-Kharagpur and Management Studies at Indian School of Business.
Working as the Municipal Commissioner of Karimnagar, he played a key role in finding a place for Karimnagar in the list of Smart Cities Project of the Central government. He also won accolades working as Special Officer during Godavari Pushkaralu.
The 28-year-old Viswajit Kampati of 2013 Batch is another young crop of Administrative Services, who preferred to be an IPS officer, is also from Hyderabad. In his first attempt after completion of B Tech in Bio-technology, Kampati was selected for Indian Revenue Services in 2011.
His stint as the ASP of Mulugu in Warangal district appears to have caught the eye of KTR. Initially, he held the post of Assault Commander in the Greyhounds.
The Collector, who along with MLA Chennamaneni Ramesh reviewed the works undertaken by the Vemulawada Temple Development Authority (VTDA), told The Hans India: “It’s too early to prioritise issues, but the impetus of the administration would be on health, education and basic infra, besides focusing on employment generation sources.”
Viswajit said: “The need of the hour is to infuse professionalism and efficiency in the functioning of police. This apart, high on agenda is use of high-end technology in crime detection. The crowd management in the temple town is another major concern that needs a lot of attention.”