Multi-faceted character and retired IAS officer Neela Satyanarayana – who made background as the very first female Point out Election Commissioner (SEC) – succumbed to Covid-19 at a healthcare facility, formal sources said right here on Thursday.
An IAS officer of the 1972 batch, Satyanarayana, 71, held numerous significant posts in the condition govt and at last topped her 42-several years of bureaucratic provider with the write-up-SEC.
Well-known as “a people-pleasant IAS officer”, she was reputed for her fearless tactic, never bending prior to the political course vis-a-vis public interest during the course of responsibilities across several departments in the state authorities.
Aside from, Neela Satyanarayana manufactured a mark as a prolific writer, poet, lyricist, singer, composer and songs director who experienced composed songs for scores of Marathi films and a few of Bollywood motion pictures. She experienced been admitted to a suburban governing administration healthcare facility a number of days in the past for Corona procedure and breathed her previous early now, surprising point out political circles.
‘A tricky administrator and also a delicate author’: Condolences pour in
Condoling her demise, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the condition will normally remember her as “an experienced and delicate person who excelled in the field of arts and literature, impressed youth to civil solutions” and building the SEC nearer to the masses.
Expressing shock, Deputy Main Minister Ajit Pawar claimed that her contributions to governance and literature will always be an inspiration for all.
Grieving in excess of Neela Satyanarayana’s demise, state Congress President and Income Minister Balasaheb Thorat reported that she was “a tough administrator and also a delicate writer” and her untimely loss of life was saddening. Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar expressed grief and stated “She was the initial girl SEC.. We have missing a humane and empathic ex-officer”.
Around her 42 many years expert services, Neela Satyanarayana handled essential duties in textile, finance, revenue, culture, data & general public relations among some others and publish-retirement, the then Congress-NCP authorities created her the to start with woman to head the coveted Constitutional publish of SEC, till July 2014.
Just after demitting the place of work of SEC, she remained fast paced with social-cultural-educational actions, teaching women and youth by programmes like ‘Kranti-Jyoti’ and ‘Aarohi’, and so on.