IAS Officer Refuses Maternity Leave to Fight Coronavirus

An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer is earning a lot of praise on social media for giving up her six-month maternity leave and returning to work to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Srijana Gummalla, who currently serves as Commissioner of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) in Andhra Pradesh, has returned to work just 22 days after giving birth to a baby boy. She is a 2013 IAS batch officer.

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