BENGALURU: Chief Secretary K. Ratna Prabha could well be second time lucky with Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy recommending extension of her tenure till September 30.
In a letter dated June 18, Mr Kumaraswamy sought a go-ahead for extension of her tenure by three months.
“The officer has an exemplary track record with immense experience in state administration. Mrs Ratna Prabha possesses a deep insight into the working of various departments. There are several important issues of governance and administration that need to be dealt with by the newly formed government. At this formative stage of the government, an officer of her caliber and experience is necessary to assist the government. Therefore, the state government decided to extend the service of K. Ratna Prabha for a period of three months till September 2018. Therefore, I request you to extend the service of Mrs Ratna Prabha with effect from July 1, 2018,” Mr Kumaraswamy stated in his letter to the Union government.
Ms Ratna Prabha took over as chief secretary in December 2017. She was originally scheduled to retire in March 2018.
With announcement of elections to the Legislative Assembly, she was given a three-month extension of service till June 30.
With another extension of service, she would lay down office on September 30, according to official sources....