After a six-year stint at RC office, Jayanthi exits

After a six-year stint at RC office, Jayanthi exits

Transferred to DPAR Bangalore; credited for many decisive actions

Regional Commissioner M V Jayanthi was transferred as the Principal Secretary, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR), Bangalore on Friday. Rashmi V Mahesh, Director General of Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysore has been given the additional charge as Regional Commissioner.

Unlike her predecessors, Jayanthi had the credit of holding the office for six long years since June 30, 2008. Ever since the post of Regional Commissioner was created in the year 2005, the then Deputy Commissioner S Selva Kumar was holding the additional charge till a full time officer, A S Srikantha, was deputed in the place.

Srikantha held the office for less than a year from June 28, 2006 to March 26, 2007. G M Dhananjaya who succeeded him was at helm for over a year, till June 30, 2008.

Jayanthi’s term at office will be remembered for many reasons, especially for implementing various people friendly programmes, keeping date with technology.

She brought in almost all the main revenue grossing temples of Muzrai department under e-seva. On an exeprimental basis, online seva was first launched at the Goddess Chamundeshwari Temple at Chamundi Hill, and was later incorporated in other Muzrai temples in seven districts coming under the ambit of Regional Commissioner’s office. 

Earlier to that she had augmented the communication network at revenue offices through wireless network under disaster response units.

Also, she had cracked the whip on the local political circles way back in 2011, ordering for the disqualification of 13 sitting corporators in separate cases. Among them, six were from Congress party, and seven from Janata Dal (Secular).

 The then mayor R Purushothama from Congress had moved Regional Commissioner’s court, accusing six fellow corporators of anti-party activities. They had stayed away from mayoral polls. While in the case of JD(S) corporators, they had crossed over to BJP, inviting the wrath under Anti-party Defection Law.

Also, she had held the then Deputy Commissioner P S Vastrad guilty in her report submitted to the government, for promulgating an order facilitating the transfer of ownership of land to the claimants including the royal scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar. Vastrad had lifted the status of land from ‘B’ kharab to ‘A’ kharab facilitating the khata of lands.