TAMIL NADU

Archana Patnaik to focus on developing Ooty

New tenure:Archana Patnaik assuming charge as Nilgiris Collector from outgoing Collector Anandrao V.Patil in Udhagamandalam on Monday.  

Special Correspondent

Assumes charges 111th Collector of the Nilgiris

Udhagamandalam: With an assurance to focus on activities which would accelerate development Archana Patnaik who was hitherto the Executive Director, SIPCOT, and Director Industrial Guidance assumed charge as the 111th Collector of the Nilgiris here on Monday. The outgoing Collector Anandrao V. Patil handed over charge to her.

He is scheduled to shortly take over as Private Secretary to the Union Minister for Heavy Industries Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Ms. Patnaik who had her training in Coimbatore was Sub-Collector, Paramakudi and Additional Collector, Kancheepuram. She is the fourth woman Collector of the Nilgiris. She said that she would chalk out her priorities after familiarising herself with various aspects of the district.