The new Deputy Commissioner D Randeep said that his first preference will be to ensure smooth and successful Dasara.
Speaking to reporters after taking charge here on Friday, Randeep said that Mysuru is a cultural and heritage city and the 10-day festival is celebrated with pride and grandeur. “I am aware there is some anxiety among the public at this point of time but I ensure I will meet the expectations of the people. I will hold a meeting with Additional Deputy Commissioner and other officials and take stock of the situation. Now, my priority is to ensure smooth Dasara.”
The 2006 batch officer said that his wife hails from Mysuru city and has witnessed Dasara two to three times. “But then I was just a visitor or a tourist but now I have been bestowed with the responsibility to organise the big event. The time is less. Work has not been done. After interacting with officials, I will make a plan and work on it. Decisions on constituting various committees and handing over responsibilities to concerned persons will be taken soon,” he said.
He added that Mysuru being the hometown of Chief Minister’s Siddaramaiah, he has more responsibilities at the helm of affairs. “I will try my level best to solve all the possible issues in the district.
In the wake of the blast at Court Complex, security will be of main concern, I will work with the police department. Janaspandana programme will be held to address public grievances,”
To a question on political inferences, the officer said that interference is a bad word. “I will take everyone into confidence.”
Randeep, who had travelled from Vijayapura to Mysuru, took the blessings of Goddess Chamundeshwari before arriving at the office.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Venkatesh, probationary IAS officer Lakshmi and others were present.