V.R. Krishna Teja assumed workplace as District Collector of Alappuzha on Wednesday.
He took cost from Extra District Justice of the Peace S. Santhoshkumar.
A 2015 batch IAS officer, Mr. Teja is the fifty fifth Collector of the district. Previous to taking cost in Alappuzha, he was Director of the Scheduled Castes Improvement Division.
Hailing from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, his different stints included the Director of Kerala Tourism, Managing Director of Kerala Tourism Improvement Company, and Subcollector of Alappuzha. Throughout his stint as Subcollector within the district, Mr. Teja was hailed for evacuating Kuttanad residents to security through the 2018 deluge and spearheading the ‘I’m for Alleppey’ marketing campaign to assist rebuild the flood-hit district.
He performed an necessary function in introducing and implementing Kerala Tourism’s Keravan Kerala initiative and the Mission Facelift challenge in KTDC.
Mr. Teja has changed Sriram Venkitaraman as Collector. Mr. Venkitaraman, accused of alcohol-impaired driving that resulted within the demise of a journalist in Thiruvananthapuram in 2019, had remained within the put up for barely every week. His posting as Collector had kicked up a row and the State authorities transferred and made him common supervisor of Kerala State Civil Provides Company.
Mr. Venkitaraman was conspicuous by his absence on the ceremony handy over the cost.