Mangalore, Jul 9: Kanady Ajith Hegde has been appointed as the new commissioner of Mangalore City Corporation (MCC).Prior to this he was serving as MUDA commissioner since November 2011.
The post of MCC commissioner was lying vacant ever since the transfer of Harish Kumar as personal secretary of urban development minister Vinay Kumar Sorake early last month.
Hegde said that as MCC commissioner, his priority will be to provide basic necessities to the people, especially good roads, drinking water and a clean environment.
Ajith Hegde said that he would be taking up his new responsibility on Wednesday July 10.
Before being appointed as MUDA commissioner, Hegde served as financial controller in Karnataka Rural Roads Development Organization, Bangalore.
He was the joint commissioner of Mangalore municipality for three years and was later transferred as chief administrator of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. He has also served in the Udupi town council.
Sources said thatRenuka Prasad will be replacing Hegde as MUDA commissioner.