Bhubaneswar: Director General of Fire Service and Commandant General, Home Guards and Director, Civil Defence, Satyajit Mohanty retired from the Indian Police Service on Sunday. He was accorded a grand farewell by senior officials and personnel of Odisha Fire Service today.
Mohanty will be joining the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) as its Chairman on March 1 (Monday).
Mohanty, an officer of the 1988 batch has had a distinguished career in the Indian Police Service. He started his career as ASP, Jeypore in 1990, served in the capacity of Additional SP, Puri and SP in Koraput, Rourkela, Cuttack & Balasore.
He also served as SP, Vigilance, and Additional Transport Commissioner, Odisha. On promotion to DIGP, he was posted as DIGP, Northern Range, Sambalpur, Central Range, Cuttack and Western Range, Rourkela.
On promotion to IGP, he was posted as IGP, Western Range, Rourkela, Fire Service & Home Guards and IGP (Finance), Odisha. Mohanty during his service career has received many commendations and rewards. Notable among them is the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2004.
He served as the Police Commissioner of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and was also the Director General of Police (in-charge) for a brief period during November and December 2019. An avid sportsperson, Mohanty is fond of cycling and tennis.
Mohanty was accorded the guard of honour and Additional DGP, Fire Service Soumya Mishra, IG, Asheet Kumar Panigrahi, and senior officials bid farewell to the Director-General on the occasion.