CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday deputed 10 more senior IAS officers to coastal and interior districts to take precautionary steps to face heavy rains forecast for November 15, 16 and 17. These officers would coordinate the precautionary and relief works. Already, five senior IAS officers - Gagandeep Singh Bedi, K Rajaraman, SK Prabhkar, Pradeep Yadav and Rajesh Lakhoni are camping in the districts of Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri.
Now, senior IAS officer T Sabitha would be camping in Vellore district while T Udhayachandran will be looking after Villupuram district. The other officers and the districts allotted to them are: Nagapattinam district (Shiv Das Meena), Ramanathapuram district (S Vijayakumar), Tiruvarur and Thanjavur districts (K Satyagopal), Pudukottai district (G Samayamurthi), Tuticorin district (Kumar Jayanth), Tirunelveli district (Senthil Kumar) and Kanyakumari district (Atul Anand).
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister granted a solatium of Rs.Four lakh to the families of six persons died in rain-related incidents.