Odisha Govt effects major Bureaucratic reshuffle


NF Bureau:  The Odisha Government on Saturday effected a major administrative reshuffle in the State.

As per the notification issued by the General Administration and Public Grievance Department, Higher Education Department Secretary, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) and Managing Director of OSDM Bishnupada Sethi was appointed as the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes and GST.

At the same time, present Commercial Taxes Commissioner, Saswata Mishra has been appointed as the Commissioner cum Secretary of Higher Education Department.

Similarly, Krishan Kumar, the Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Cooperation Department with additional charge of Special Secretary to Govt Agriculture and  FE Department and Chairman, Odisha State Warehousing Corporation, Bhubaneswar is allowed to remain in additional charge of Secretary, Works Department in addition to his own duties.

Prasanta Kumar Senapati, presently posted as Director, Fisheries, Odisha has been appointed as Secretary, Board of Revenue, Odisha.

Ratnakar Rout, Director, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services is allowed to hold the additional charge of Director, Fisheries, the notification stated.

Balwant Singh, currently posted as Director, Technical Education and Training with an additional charge of Director, Agricultural Marketing and Member Secretary, OSAM Board, Bhubaneswar is allowed to remain in additional charge of Vice-Chairman, Bhubaneswar Development Authority in addition to his own duties.

On the other hand, the additional appointment of Prem Kumar Jha (IFS) as Vice-Chairman, Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Bhubaneswar shall stand terminated from the date Balwant Singh takes over.

IAS Prem Chandra Chaudhary, Director  (I/c), Special Projects, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department with additional charge of Chief Executive Officer of Biju Yuva Bahini and Director of State Institute for Rural Development  is allowed to remain in additional charge of Controller, Legal Metrology-cum- Director Consumer Affairs, Odisha, Bhubaneswar in addition to his own duties until further orders, the notification added.

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