Tamil Nadu

New Collector assumes charge

S. Natarajan assumed office as Collector of Ramanathapuram district on Friday.— Photo: L. Balachandar  

S. Natarajan, Additional Director of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department, who assumed office as District Collector here on Friday, said he would accord top priority for developmental projects and exuded confidence of completing all the developmental projects by the end of next month.

After assuming office at 8. 45 a.m., Mr. Natarajan, a 2010 batch IAS officer, said the district was already a developing district and he would strive to make it a developed district by completing the developmental projects before the assembly elections.

He would accord priority for the provision of drinking water and maintenance of law and order in the district, he said.

As he had also worked as Additional Director in the department of Medical and Rural Health Services, he was aware of the problem of shortage of doctors in the district and would take steps to fill up the vacancies besides working for the improvement of government hospitals, he said.

After passing Group I services examinations in 1999, Mr Natarajan, a Ph D scholar, had worked as trainee Deputy Collector, Tiruchi in 2002 and then as Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) in Perambalur and Namakkal districts.

Later he worked as District Supply Officer (DSO) in Krishnagiri, Personal Assistant (General) to Collector, Namakkal, District Revenue Officer (DRO), Cuddalore and Salem Corporation Commissioner.

CM’s award

While working as DSO, Mr Natarajan prevented smuggling of ration rice by intercepting more than 100 lorries and streamlined the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Krishnagiri to win Chief Minister’s award for meritorious service.

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