TAMIL NADU

New Collector assumes charge

D. Karthikeyan  

ERODE, JUNE 1. D. Karthikeyan assumed charges today as the Collector. He replaced K. Balachandran, who had been transferred and posted as Collector, Villupuram District. After taking charge, Mr. Karthikeyan said that he would give top priority to drinking water supply and sanitation programmes.

He said he was would hold discussions with the Joint Director of Medical Services on the steps taken to control the diarrhoea. He also said he would implement the Pollution Control Act strictly and violators would be punished.

The 1997 batch IAS officer, Mr. Karthikeyan today held discussions with the Revenue, Development and DRDA officials at the Collectorate. The Collector would attend the Jamabandhi, tomorrow.