Telangana government has appointed Santoshi, wife of Colonel Santosh Babu as deputy collector. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao handed over the appointment letter to Santoshi at Pragathi Bhavan on Wednesday.
According to Telangana Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), The relevant orders were handed over to Santoshi by CM Shri KCR . Authorities have been directed to give her postings in Hyderabad and surrounding areas.
The CM asked his secretary, Smt. Smita Sabharwal, to give Santoshi proper training and help her to get the job done. The CM had lunch with 20 family members who came along with Santoshi. Telangan CM has assured the family of Col Santosh Babu that the government would always be there for them.
Telangana CM KCR also gifted a 711-square yard house site in Hyderabad near KBR park, valued at Rs 10 crore, to the late Col’s wife and announced Rs 5 crore ex gratia.
Col Santosh Babu, the commanding officer (CO) of the 16 Bihar regiment of the Indian Army had made supreme sacrifice during the clash between Indian Army and Chinese Army in Galwan valley on the night of June 15.