Shivamogga: Charulatha Somal took charge as the Commissioner of Shivamogga City Corporation and Managing Director of Smart City project in the city on Friday, August 10. The staff of the corporation welcomed the new Commissioner.
In her first media interaction after taking charge, the new commissioner said,” Shivamogga is a picturesque place surrounded by lush greenery and environmentally sensitive areas. I will do my best to complete the projects with the cooperation of all the stakeholders.”
Prior this appointment, Somal has worked in the capacity as deputy secretary to Chief Minister of Karnataka, CEO of Kodagu Zilla Panchayat, and Assistant Commissioner of Kundapur in Udupi District. In 2016, she became the first IAS officer to complete an Antarctica expedition being a member of the International Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Swan for ‘A Leadership on the Edge Program to the Last Wilderness on Earth’.
The officer of the IAS officer of 2012-batch of Karnataka cadre, Somal holds an Honours Degree from St Stephen’s College in Delhi.