Kanchan Verma (IAS:2005:UP), who is expected to take charge as DM of Mirzapur having been transferred as Special Secretary, Establishment & Industries Dept, Govt of UP, was awarded the Commonwealth Award for Public Administration & Management Innovations Award- 2016 in Malaysia on 20 August 2016. The event was held in Putrajaya (Kuala Lumpur).
This is the second consecutive for UP to get this award. Last year also, UP cadre IAS officer Devesh Chaturvedi (IAS:1989), currently Jt Secretary DOPT, was given the award for successful ‘Kumbh Mela’ in Allahabad. Chaturvedi was given the award for his contribution in ‘Kumabh Mela- 2013’ during his tenure as Divisional Commissioner, Allahabad.
Ms. Verma’s effort was recognised by the Commonwealth for her exemplary work of rejuvenation of ‘Sasur Khodri’ River and ‘Thithaura Jheel’ during her tenure as Fatehpur DM.
This award, given in four different work areas, is offered every second year.