Bhukhya Chandarakala Niru, also known as B. Chandrakala, is an Indian government official IAS officer in Uttar Pradesh. She is known for taking action against her subordinates, mostly due to her widely circulated videos in which she went on surprise inspections, pulling up civic officials over lack of quality in building material or poor sanitation.
After her marriage, she started preparing for Group 1 Sevices of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission and emerged as the topper in the SC/ST category & became Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies. After her success in the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission, she decided to appear for the Civil Services. In her first three attempts, she couldn’t qualify even for the preliminary exam. She qualified for the mains exam in her fourth attempt and secured the 409th rank. In 2008, Ms. Chandrakala became an IAS Officer of UP Cadre, and since then, she has served in different capacities including the District Magistrate of five districts such as Hamirpur, Buladhsahr, Mathura, Meerut, and Bijnor. After completing her IAS training, her first posting was as the Chief Development Officer (CDO) of Allahabad. Soon after becoming an IAS Officer, Ms. Chandrakala became popular as a firebrand officer; earning the nickname of “Lady Dabang.” Ms. Chandrakala is also very popular on social media platforms and has many fan pages to her name. Moreover, she has more fan following than Akhilesh Yadav and Yogi Adityanath on various social media platforms.
In January 2019, the CBI conducted searches at her residence in Lucknow and Telangana in illegal sand mining cases of Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, she also made headlines regarding her fluctuating net worth, assets, properties. According to the rule, every All India Service Officer has to declare his/her Statement of Immovable Property; every year.
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