Officials accord warm farewell to Shashanka

K M Dayashankar


Collector won accolades for his TTQ formula to check spread of virus

TTQ formula adopted throughout country

He was instrumental in Smart City action plan and daily water supply


KARIMNAGAR: The Karimnagar district officials have recollected the services and association of Collector Konduru Shashanka, who was transferred, for the development of Karimnagar district on all fronts.

The district officials led by Additional Joint Collector GV Shyam Prasad Lal had organised a farewell party to Mr Shashanka at Karimnagar club on Wednesday night. Commissioner of Police VB Kamalasan Reddy, Additional Collector (local bodies) Girima Agarwal, Municipal Commissioner Valluru Kranthi, trainee Collector Mayank Mittal, Karimnagar RDO Anand Kumar, district officers association president V Sridhar, TNGOs district president M Jagadeshwar and others participated in the programme.

Mr Shashanka got his first posting in the integrated Karimnagar district after his training as Jagtial sub-Collector from December 2014 onwards. Later, he was made Municipal Commissioner from December 2016 onwards. He was made Collector of Jogulamba-Gadwal district for a brief period. He took charge as Collector of Karimnagar district on December 18, 2019. He was transferred on Monday.

Mr Shashanka won accolades for his measures to check the spread of the deadly virus when it was first reported in Karimnagar town with the arrival of Indonesian preachers in March 2020. He had adopted the method of Trace, Test and Quarantine (TTQ) formula that had yielded good results to check the spread of the virus in the year 2020. He chalked out the strategy of containment zones to check the spread of the virus. Incidentally, his formula was adopted throughout the country following its success in Karimnagar.

He was instrumental in designing the Smart City action plan as the Municipal Commissioner of Karimnagar. Under his leadership, the Karimnagar town progressed in leaps and bounds with the Smart City. He was also man behind the idea of providing daily water supply to the people of the town and also 24×7 water supply soon.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shashanka said that he had a good association with the Karimnagar district as a family relation since his first posting from the year 2014 onwards. He said that the district officials had cooperated and strived hard for the development of the district on all fronts. There were several sweet memories during his stint in Karimnagar district, he added.


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