In what could be termed as a rude shock to the people of Karimnagar town, Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar (MCK) M. Vanaja Devi was transferred as Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) of Medak district on Monday night.

Vanaja Devi was posted as Commissioner of MCK on February 22 on deputation. However, after working for about 107 days, she was transferred to Medak district as RDO.

Though, she was reluctant to come to her native district, Municipal Administration Director B. Janardhan Reddy instructed her to work in KMC and streamline the system. Accordingly, she took the charge and started streamlining the functioning of various departments to provide better services to the people. She accorded priority to the implementation of Citizens’ Charter and was made available for the redressal of grievances of people.

However, her transfer has come as a surprise. It is learnt that the Municipal Commissioner also expressed her displeasure over the way she was transferred within a short duration. It is alleged that she was transferred as she was not succumbing to political pressure in streamlining the system to ensure accountability and transparency.