Senthil, who belongs to Tamil Nadu, is a 2009 batch Indian Administrative Service officer. He was made deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada in 2017. The post of deputy commissioner is known as district collector in some other parts of the country.
Senthil was on leave for a week prior to tendering his resignation today and had asked Zilla Panchayat CEO Selvamani R to take charge during his absence.
He previously served as deputy commissioner in other parts of the state, including Raichur.
This Resignation of IAS officer is the third one comes with in couple of weeks after Kannan Gopinathan, a 2012-batch IAS officer hailing from Kerala, tendered his resignation to the Dadra and Nagar Haveli administration.
It is to be noted IAS officer, Kannan Gopinathan, resigned from service because of restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.
Gopinathan held the post of secretary of power, urban development and agriculture departments in the Dadra and Nagar Haveli administration.
In another incident during January, IAS officer Shah Faesal had resigned to protest the “unabated” killings in Kashmir and the marginalisation of Indian Muslims.
It is to be noted Post abolition of article 370 Shah Faesal been arrested in Kashmir the created furore amongst IAS Circles
This is first time in India after Independence that too with in 9 month period , the third IAS officer Sasikanth Senthil officer to Quit prestigious Indian Administrative Services send shock waves amongst different walks of life . Sasikanth Senthil hails from Tamil Nadu and is an engineering graduate specialised in Electronics and Communications.
He completed his graduation from Regional Engineering College of Bharathidasan University in Trichy.
Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil said: “I also feel strongly that the coming days will present extremely difficult challenges to the basic fabric of our nation and I would be better off outside the IAS to continue with my work at making life better for all.”
“I also feel strongly that the coming days will present extremely difficult challenges to the basic fabric of our nation and I would be better off outside the IAS to continue with my work at making life better for all,” he said.
Taking note of Senthil’s decision, Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa directed Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar to look into the claims made in the resignation letter.