The very first thing that strikes my mind when I hear the word ‘Amrapali’ is the First Woman Disciple of Buddha. And now, Amrapali Kata, IAS officer is known by her dynamism, always optimistic everlasting cheerful smile on her face, also truly an inspiration for every CSE aspirant in Telangana.
Amrapali Kata, IAS (2010 Batch)
Hall ticket Number: 097456
CSE – 2009, Rank: 39 (General Category)
Final Total Marks Attained: 1241/2300
Service: IAS (2010 Batch)
Home State & Cadre Allotted: Erstwhile Andhra Pradesh (Allotted as Insider)
- B.Tech: IIT Madras (Civil Engineering)
- PG Diploma: IIM Bangalore (2004-06)
- Jr. Relationship Banker at ABN AMRO
- Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Government of India (Sep 2010 – Present)
Amrapali Kata earlier worked as Sub-Collector of Vikarabad, RangaReddy District. Later, in 2014, Amrapali kata was transferred and posted as Director, Women and Child Welfare Department. In 2016, she appointed as Collector & District Magistrate for Warangal Urban District.
She is very young and dynamic IAS officer and inspiration for many, uses Technology at most wherever necessary and also good at multi-tasking as in types a message without actually seeing the screen simultaneously while talking to officers or Media. When she worked as Sub-Collector of Vikarabad, on her early days of posting she suspended a few officers, by which every subordinate officer strictly followed her rules, and orders as she commands.
Needless to mention her works as Collector in Warangal Urban District. From looking into the issue of encroaching of assigning lands to very recently as token of kind gesture to increase the energy levels of the staff, she purchased tickets of Baahubali 2, to reward officials who had worked hard for beautification of the city. Also, In a bid to ensure better management of revenue-related matters, she distributed tablet PCs to village revenue officers (VROs). By now, mostly everyone in the state of Telangana knew her as young and dynamic public servant, list goes on!
Amrapali Kata: Under Swachh Bharat Mission, we are determined to make the city open-defecation free by June 2017. Solid waste management is another big challenge for us. We hope to achieve 100 percent waste collection by December 2017, a year from now. The city has also made efforts to get back the encroached nallahs and waterways in the city. Now, we are focusing on developing waterways and installing better drainage networks. Through all this, we also wish to harness the tourism potential of the city that is home to sites like Bhadrakali Temple, Thousand Pillar Temple, and Warangal Fort.
Through AMRUT, we are getting closer to achieving an integrated water grid to ensure 24×7 water supply for the whole city, and also reducing through transmission and distribution loss.
Reporter: How would the youth and citizens be increasingly involved in city’s efforts?
Amrapali Kata: Presently, there is a big gap between what is envisioned at the Centre and what is expected of administrators at the ground level which is a challenge for local governments. This is where we appreciate the role of facilitators like ICLEI South Asia who help us define our priorities for sustainable development, and take people along with us on this journey.
Demographically, Warangal is very young due to a large number of universities and colleges. The City is focusing on channelling the skill shot and exuberance of these young people by ensuring its vision is communicated to all and setting up channels for free flow of ideas and skills.
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