Zilla panchayat president Ratnavva Kallimani resigned from her post here on Wednesday, following which vice-president Fakirappa Jakkannavar took charge as the president in-charge.

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer P.A. Meghannavar said Ms. Kallimani had given her resignation to the State government on August 26. As per the rule, the government would wait for 15 days to formally accept the resignation. Following this, an announcement would be made about the vacant post for president.

The government issued a notification accepting Ms. Kallimani’s resignation. She did not cite any reason for her resignation, Mr. Meghannavar said.

Mr. Meghannavar then issued a notice asking the vice-president to discharge the duties of the president till elections are held for the post.