Shireen Nadaf a Karnataka Municipal Administrative Service officer has been appointed as the Managing director of the Belagavi Smart city Ltd (BSCL). The special purpose vehicle in charge of all the development under the smart city project, reports the Sakal.
While making the said appointment either it was an IAS rank cadre officer or KAS senior rank cadre who was appointed as the MD of a smart city project.
Mulihan, Ziaullah both were IAS rank officers who have served as MD of BSCL. Then Sashidhar Kurer a KAS senior grade officer has also served as MD for some time.
The Karnataka Municipal Administrative Service officer is normally appointed in Town Municipality or Town Panchayat as officers.
When Mr.Ziaullah was appointed as MD of BSCL, the appointment stated that the Grade has been upgraded to Senior IAS cadre, but now a KMAS officer has been appointed as MD of Smart city which is astonishing.
Sashidhar Kurer who has been transferred from Belagavi city Corporation and was not allocated any new post was the front runner for the post of the MD, BSCL.
On 16-05-2016 the Govt of Karnataka had approved that the Commissioner of Belagavi City Corporation would be the MD of the Smart city Project.