Bhubaneswar: A day after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Police Service, Satyajit Mohanty, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre, joined as the Chairman of the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) on March 1 (Monday).
In a career spanning a period of 33 years, he has been posted as Superintendent of Police and Deputy Inspector General/Inspector General of Police in a number of police Districts and Ranges, respectively.
Mohanty 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.
Mohanty has also served as Director General, Prisons and Director, Correctional Services of Odisha, Special DGP, Intelligence and DG, Fire Service, Commandant General, Homeguards and Director, Civil Defence, Odisha, prior to his retirement.
He holds a Master of Science degree and Bachelor degree in Law from Utkal
University, Odisha, Master Degree in Human Rights from Pondicherry University and Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore & Maxwell School of Public Policy, Syracuse University, USA.
He has been awarded Ph.D. degree in Law by the National Law University Odisha. He has authored/coauthored five books on professional subjects and is a regular visiting resource to the police and judicial academies, and law schools at the national level.
Mohanty is a member of professional bodies like, India Police Foundation and Indian Institute of Public Administration. He is a member of the National Police Mission, associated with policy formulation on community policing practices.
He is a recipient of Police (Antrik Suraksha Seva) Medal, Police Medal for Meritorious Service and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. He is known for innovative leadership and institutional reforms in his long professional career.