Hyderabad: The wife of Colonel Santhosh Babu Ms Santhoshi, has been appointed as a deputy collector in the state of Telangana. The appointment order was handed over the newly appointed on 22nd July.

The family of Colonel Santhosh Babu who was killed-in-action in the India-China face-off, met Telanagana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday at Pragati Bhavan. Post lunch, Ms Santhoshi was given an appointment order. According to the officials, the deputy collector will be initially working at Chief Minister’s office under the guidance of  IAS officer and Principal Secretary to CMO Smitha Sabharwal.

Earlier on June 22nd, Chief Minister KCR visited the family of Colonel B Santhosh Babu in Suryapet district. The state head handed over a cheque of Rs 4 crore to B. Santhoshi as ex gratia and Rs 1 crore to B Upender and Manjula, parents of the colonel. This is besides a piece of land near KBR park in Hyderabad and a government job of group-1 rank.

“The entire country should stand by the Military personnel guarding our borders. We have to support those martyred in their line of duty and help personnel’s family members. With such acts, one should instill self-confidence among the army personnel and security to the family members. We have to send a message that the entire country is with them. The Central government extends help to those martyred. But the states should also to extend their help. It is only then that the army personnel and their family members would have confidence that the country is standing by them. Exhibit the symbol of unity. Though there are problems with the Corona Virus, one should cut expenditure somewhere and work for welfare of the defence forces,” the CM said.

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