As Somesh Kumar had to go to AP, Telangana had to appoint a new CS. Even though many names appeared on the screen, only Shantikumari was appointed by KCR. Official orders have been issued to this effect.
Shantikumari met CM KCR at Pragathi Bhavan. CM congratulated her on this occasion. Shantikumari is a 1989 batch IAS officer. Currently, she is the Special Chief Secretary of the Forest Department and previously held the responsibilities of the medical and health department. A special chasing cell was also made in CMO.
For the first time, a Telugu, woman officer has been entrusted with key responsibilities. Worked as BC Welfare Commissioner in the Commonwealth. Shanti Kumari played a key role in the CMO after the formation of Telangana state. During KCR’s tenure as a minister, she also worked as a collector for Medak. Her tenure will be till April 2025.