The young IAS officer Amrapali Kata was appointed as deputy secretary in the Prime Minister’s Officer (PMO) on Saturday. Kata, an officer of the 2010 batch, serves the Andhra Pradesh cadre in Telangana. According to news reports, Kata is one of the three IAS officials to be posted in the PMO office. She will serve the PMO until October 27, 2023, the appointment committee of the Cabinet (ACC) announced.

According to TNM, as an IAS officer Kata has been dragged into several controversies, including the one where she allegedly purchased tickets of the film Bahubali-2 and booked an entire theatre to reward her staff members. Later, she reportedly faced legal trouble for misusing her power.

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Art connoisseur Kata

Very few people know that Kata is a writer and an art connoisseur too. Her admiration for the art and artists led her to hire professional artists who created wonderful wall art on the government office walls and flyovers in the city.  She also organised several blood-donation camps and spearheaded several save water programs in her area.

Last year she was transferred to Central Services on deputation and then became an official in the Telangana Election Commission. Previously, she served as a sub-collector of Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy district in 2014. Next, she was posted as the Director of women and child welfare department. She also became the first lady IAS officer to be appointed to the Warangal Urban district in Telangana in 2016, according to sources. She served as a collector and district magistrate under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandra Shekar Rao Garu.

She had also functioned as the private secretary of Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy and was appointed deputy secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi, last year.

Kata is one of the youngest candidates to have cracked the UPSC CSE and got all-India rank 39, as per reports. She became an inspiration to many people, especially women. She has now taken up the initiative of teaching young people to follow their dreams and goals.

Feature Image Credit: Telugu Bullet

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