Just over 3 weeks ago, IAS officer and Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Commissioner (GVMC) by the name of G Srijana had given birth to a baby boy at the hospital. Prioritising duty above all, IAS officer resumed work on 22nd day of delivery to fight the COVID-19. Yes, you read it right. She is back at work in India’s fight against coronavirus and quite interestingly, the baby joined her as well.
G Srijana put duty before herself by even reducing her maternity break. Let’s take a moment to appreciate G Srijana for resuming duty. She is now again part of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic which has claimed more than one lakh lives globally.
Digging a bit deep about Srijana, she is a 2013 batch IAS. Not a long ago, she was blessed with a son. Then a nationwide lockdown was imposed due to the COVID-19 threat and realising the seriousness of the ongoing situation, she made up her mind to get back to work by shortening her maternity leaves.
Srijana’s husband who is a lawyer and her mother helped her in caring for the newborn baby and this is how she balances the duties as a mother and IAS officer.
India has seen 11,439 confirmed cases of coronavirus while 377 people passed away due to the deadly pandemic and 1,306 have been recovered from the disease.
Immensely proud of her gesture, IAS Association tweeted, “Young #IAS Officers leading 4fightagainst corona. GVMC Visakhapatnam Commissioner, Ms Gummalla Srijana AGummalla Srijana joined back on duty with a one-month-old baby without maternity leave to serve the city”.
Srijana highlighted that she had ample help and support from family and support from the government to join back again. She is eligible for six months of maternity leave.
The officer also notified that she is taking every possible precaution to see the child is not exposed to any sort of contamination.
“I am ensuring that my child receives the feed at the proper time and is nurtured in the right manner,” she said.
As per Mumbai Mirror, the official said that she goes home every four hours to feed the child and then returns to work. This sums up the essential G Srijana IAS for you.