Who is top bureaucrat Rashmi Mahesh and why is she missing?

First Published 14, Mar 2018, 6:35 PM IST
Who is top bureaucrat Rashmi Mahesh and why is she missing
Highlights
  • Rashmi Mahesh is an IAS officer who holds the record for being transferred 23 times in her 19 years in service.
  • While working as DG of ATI in Mysuru in 2014, Rashmi was attacked with slippers by an ATI staff member.
  • It is said that Rashmi went on leave from April 2017 and there has been no news about her
  • Here are the details about top bureaucrat Rashmi Mahesh:

Rashmi Mahesh is an IAS officer, who holds the record for being transferred 23 times in her 19 years career in various capacities. Known as a strict officer, there has been absolutely no news about her in at least 10 months, after a humiliating incident.

Rashmi was working as the Director General of the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in Mysuru. Following the unearthing of the 100-crore ATI scam, Rashmi was attacked with slippers by an ATI staff in 2014.

Following the scam report, on which the government was mum, Rashmi was served a notice by the Siddaramaiah government.

It is said that Rashmi went on leave from April 2017 and there has been no news about her. BJP leader MP Shobha Karandlaje has demanded an answer from the Siddaramaiah government as to where Rashmi was?

However, it can be noted that the report submitted by Rashmi claims about irregularities from 2008 to 2014 when (for most of the years) the BJP was in power.

Who is Rashmi Mahesh?

Rashmi is a 1996 batch IAS officer from the Karnataka cadre. She holds a BA degree and resides at Jayanagar in Bengaluru. She was married to Mahesh, an engineer by profession in 1999.

In a shocking development, in June 2003 Mahesh barged into Rashmi's parents' house and shot her father Venkataraju (56), the principal of Sheshadripuram Junior College. As he collapsed, Mahesh attacked Rashmi who had a narrow escape, thanks to the help from her mother and daughter. Following the incident, Mahesh drove to the Barton Centre on MG Road and killed himself by jumping off the 11th floor of a building. 

Rashmi had filed a complaint against her husband for demanding dowry from her parents on many occasions. Rashmi has worked in a number of positions, including in the Bangalore City Corporation, Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Bangalore and also the CEO, Mysore Zilla Panchayat.

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