Bathinda, March 17: (APS Brar) Diprava Lakra took charge of office as Deputy Commissioner Bathinda after taking guard of honour in District Administrative Complex on Friday. B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Diprava Lakra was posted as Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab before being posted here.
An IAS Officer of 2005 batch, Lakra began his career as Sub Divisional Magistrate Dhuri, Gurdaspur, Zira & ADC at Sri Muktsar Sahib and he had also been served a Special Secretary (Home) Director Welfare Department, Punjab. He has also served as Deputy Commissioner of Giridihi in Jharkhand during his inter cadre deputation.
Meanwhile after assuming the charge,Lakra held a meeting with senior officers and district officers to review the status of welfare schemes and development works. He also asked the officers to maintain punctuality and discipline in the Government offices besides resolving public issues on priority basis.