Odisha: State Govt Effects Major Bureaucratic Reshuffle

Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Wednesday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle with transfers and posting of 16 IAS and one IPS officer.

As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department, Development Commissioner Asit Tripathy has been appointed Chief Administrator of KBK, Koraput.

Incumbent KBK Chief Administrator Sudershan Pal Thakur has been posted as Director General, Training and Coordination, Gopabandhu Academy of Administration.

1988-batch IAS officer CJ Venugopal, currently serving as the Additional CS, Electronics and IT Department, has been posted as Member, Board of Revenue, Cuttack.

1990-batch IAS officer and Principal Secretary, SSEPD Deparment, Niten Chandra has been posted as Officer on Special Duty, General Administration Department.

Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department Secretary, DK Singh has been appointed as Principal Secretary of the Science and Technology Department.

DG, Gopabandhu Academy of Administration, Ranjana Chopra has been transferred as the Principal Secretary, ST&SC Development Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Department.

1995-batch IAS officer, Sushil Lohani, working as the Excise Department Secretary, has been posted as Additional Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Cuttack.

Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department Secretary, VV Yadav has been posted as Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Cooperation Department.

Crime Branch IG and 1996-batch IPS officer, Arun Bothra has been posted as CESU CEO.

R Raghu Prasad, the Secretary of ST&SC Development, Minorities & Backwards Classes Welfare Department has been shifted to Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department. He will hold the additional charge of MD, OMFED.

1998-batch IAS officer Vishal Gagan who is the Fisheries Department Secretary, has been posted as Special Secretary to Water Resources Department.

Science and Technology Department Secretary, Bhaskar Jyoti Sharma has been posted as the Secretary to SSEPD Department.

Cooperation Department Secretary, Dr Krishan Kumar has been posted as Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Works Deparment.

2002-batch IAS officer, Archana Patnaik who is on an inter-cadre deputation to Odisha, has been posted as Special Secretary Water Resources Department, with additional charge of Managing Director, Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav has been transferred as Director ST, Odisha.

CESU CEO, Sadique Alam has been posted as Executive Director CMGI, Bhubaneswar.

Secretary, Board of Revenue, Surendra Kumar Meena has been transferred to the Works Department as Deputy Secretary.

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