Odisha’s first woman collector, Chandramani Narayan Swami, passes away at the age of 81. She was also the former bureaucrat and passed away on Sunday.
In 1964 Chandramani Narayan Swami as Odisha’ cadre IAS office first started her career as the Assistant Collector in Puri district. After subserving her aid in Puri, she later joined as the ADM in Ganjam district. And she also assisted as the collector of Kalahandi district.
In her entire career, she serves the Odisha Government in all her top posts. Chandramani as the retired bureaucrat served her seven years in various positions in the General Administration department and then the four years in the Health Department. With her enthusiasm work result, she was later than designated to numerous secretary posts in the department of agriculture, Panchayati raj and revenue.
In 1994 she was also favoured to take the VRS from service as referring health reason of her aunt and mother. At that time she was handling around four key posts in various wings of the agriculture department. She was on the committee for around a period of 6 years in the Central Vigilance Commission, and along with that she also served as the Chairperson of Board of Revenue in Odisha.
The retired bureaucrat is from Kerela, but she spoke fluent Odia.
During her academics, she was honoured with a gold medal in Mathematics and English. She penned down many poems, novels and short stories. After writing the poems, Novels and Short stories in Odia, she also translated it into English. During her service, she decided to live in Odisha permanently, even after her retirement again. She was a great devotee of Lord Jagannath and chose to donate her properties to Lord Jagannath after her death.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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