Karnataka: Women IAS officers clash in Mysuru, Minister ST Somashekar pitches in to end tussle
Mysuru Municipal Commissioner Shilpa Nag and Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri's differences have dominated state headlines after Nag resigned alleging harassment from the DC and Minister ST Somashekhar arrived in Mysuru to end the tussle.
Alleging harassment from senior IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri, Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru, Mysuru Corporation Commissioner Shilpa Nag had tendered her resignation. However, the resignation is yet to be accepted by district in-charge Minister ST Somashekhar who is in Mysuru to end the tussle between the two warring women officers.
Nag, a 2014 batch officer held a presser on Thursday and alleged that Sinduri, a 2009 batch officer is allegedly resenting to praise and comments she is getting for tackling Covid-19 situation in the district.
“Sindhuri is constantly complaining to higher-ups that no work is being done in MCC. There is no conducive environment to work in Mysuru.... I am resigning from Indian Administrative Service," the MCC Commissioner was quoted as saying.
She also flashed the documents of her resignation addressed to Chief Secretary N Ravi Kumar. She reportedly wrote saying," I request you to accept the resignation and relieve me from the moral dilemma, pain, and sorrow."
Mysuru District in-charge minister ST Somashekhar is yet to accept the resignation and who arrived in Mysuru for a government program is expected to meet Nag later in the day and will convince her to reconsider her decision. The minister is said to be working on the modalities to end the tussle between the two officers.
Meanwhile, Mysuru DC Rohini Sindhuri has refuted allegations by Nag.
"If an officer has an issue, she should bring it to the notice of seniors. Calling it harassment through press conference is uncalled for." Sinduri was quoted as saying
The DC counter alleged that despite the instruction to set up Covid Care Centers in Mysuru City Corporation limits, things did not happen and only after she stepped in three such units were set up.
She also allegedly said that the MCC Commissioner was submitting contradictory Covid reports.
As per reports, the differences escalated following the DC's instruction to Nag to share the details of Rs 13 crore funds, soon the MCC Commissioner released the 18-page documents of expenses.
Use of police to break open the door of MCC storeroom to check the CSR funds and sponsored materials and a WhatsApp message in the Information Department's group indicating MCC limits of nearly 90% under Covid-19 red zone made Nag to put down the papers alleging this is an attempt to spoil her image and create animosity among the public.
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