Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS officers Asheet Panigrahi and Jai Narayan Pankaj assumed new charges on Monday.
Panigrahi took charge as IGP, Fire Services, Disaster Response, Home Guards and Civil Defence. Prior to this, Panigrahi served as IG Police (Headquarters).
Meanwhile, Pankaj assumed office as the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Special Task Force (STF), Crime Branch. Prior to this, Pankaj served as the DIG of Police, Keonjhar.
A notification regarding transfer of the IPS officers was issued by the Odisha Government on August 20, 2019 following approval of Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal.