PM Modi picks IAS officer B Chandralekha to head Swachh Bharat Mission – Know about her

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has picked IAS officer B Chandrakala to be the director of his Swacch Bharat Mission.

Chandrakala had served as district magistrate in various Uttar Pradesh cities prior to her current posting. She was highly praised for her work in the state.

Here are some details about her:

# B Chandrakala is a 2008 batch IAS officer.

# She’s known for pulling up erring officials and contractors for public works.

# She was born on Sep 27, 1979.

# She originally hails from Andhra Pradesh.

# Her mother tongue is Lambadi.

# B Chandrakala completed her graduation in economics from Osmania University in Hyderabad.

# She had extensively worked for ‘Clean India’ campaign while she was discharging her duties as the DM of Bulandshahr, Bijnor and Meerut.

# She was also praised for efforts to make Bijnor an ‘open defecation free’ district.

# She is well-known for taking tough stand against corrupt practices.

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