Senior woman IAS officer Ratna Prabha K was today appointed new Karnataka Chief Secretary.
Ratna Prabha, a 1981 batch IAS officer, is currently serving as Additional Chief Secretary to the government.
She succeeds Subhash Chandra Khuntia, who will be retiring from service on superannuation on November 30, a government notification said.
She will be the third woman Chief Secretary of the state after Teresa Bhattacharya and Malathi Das.
Ratna Prabha s appointment comes weeks after Senior IPS officer Neelamani N Raju took charge as the first woman Director General of Police of the state.