The two major power posts in the state are now occupied by women. It’s one month since Neelamani N Raju took charge as the Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG-IGP) and now K Ratna Prabha has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary. This is the first time in the history of the state when both the top posts are held by women, reported Kannada Prabha.

Ratna Prabha is the 3rd woman to occupy the post of chief secretary in the State. Her appointment order was issued on Tuesday evening. Current chief secretary Subhashchandra Kuntia is retiring on November 30 and the same evening Ratna Prabha will take charge.  She was already the additional chief secretary. To the place vacated by her Development Commissioner T M Vijay Bhaskar is appointed.  

Speaking to news persons at Vidhana Soudha Ratna Prabha said “When I was writing the IAS exam my target was to become a DC. I did become DC and now I am very happy becoming a chief secretary.  There are major responsibilities in the coming days. I had prepared and submitted a report to the government regarding reservation in promotion, responding to some issues that Supreme Court had raised. Now, it has reached a significant phase. I have not studied at what stage the case is at the Supreme Court. Now, I am studying the issues that could come up before me. Since the legislative elections are going to be held during my tenure I have major role to play. I will accomplish my task with everybody’s cooperation."