The Odisha State Government has effected a major reshuffle in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre, in which 17 senior officers were entrusted with new assignments.
According to a notification issued by the Government, Managing Director (MD) of National Health Mission (NHM) Shalini Pandit has been posted as Special Project Director of Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) with additional charge of Aadarsh Vidyalaya.
Mrinalini Daswal on repatriation from inter-state deputation has been posted at New Delhi as the Odisha’s Additional Resident Commissioner.
Archana Patnaik, who was also on an inter-state deputation, has been posted as NHM’s MD and entrusted the additional charge of MD, OSMCL.
OSMCL’s MD Ravindra Pratap Singh has been appointed as the Director of Agriculture Marketing and Member Secretary of OSAM Board.
Additional Secretary of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Department, Purusottam Sahoo has been posted as Additional Secretary H, T &H Department.
Director of Agriculture and Food Production, Hari Ballav Mishra has been posted as Additional Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department with an additional charge Food Safety Commissioner.
The current Additional Resident Commissioner, Tribikram Pradhan has been posted as Registrar of Cooperative Societies.
Premananda Khuntia, Director of Agriculture Marketing has been posted as Additional Secretary of the Commerce and Transport Department.
Rasid Khan, Additional Secretary, Science and Technology Department, has been posted as Joint Secretary of Science and Technology Department.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Additional Secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra on appointment to the IAS, has been promoted as Joint Secretary in situ.
Similarly, Jajpur Collector, Ranjan Kumar Das and Cuttack Collector, Susanta Mohapatra, on their appointment to the IAS, have retained their respective posts.
Director Municipal Administration, Sangramjit Nayak has been given an additional charge of Mission Director, Swachha Bharat Mission (Urban).
Additional Secretary Steel and Mines Department, Biswanath Acharya on appointment to the IAS has been promoted as the Joint Secretary in the same department.
Additional Secretary, H and FW Department, Bijay Nayak has been posted as Director, Culture. Horticulture Director, M Muthukumar has been given additional charge as Director, Agriculture and Food Production.
Prafulla Kumar Rout, Additional Secretary of Finance Department has been posted as Director of Small Savings in the same department.