Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Tuesday effected a major reshuffle in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre in which 12 senior IAS officers were entrusted with new assignments. As per the press release, incumbent DG of Gopabandhu Academy of Administration Sangram Keshari Mishra has been posted as Chairman of Odisha State Warehousing Corporation.
Incumbent Commissioner-cum-Secretary of School & Mass Education Department Ranjana Chopra has been posted as Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Cooperation Department with additional charge of DG of Gopabandhu Academy of Administration.
On the other hand, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, Principal Secretary, FS&CW Department has been assigned as Principal Secretary, School & Mass Education Department.
Manoj Ahuja and Sanjay Rastogi have been posted as OSD, GA & PG Department.
Gudey Srinivas has been posted as Principal Secretary, Commerce & Transport Department. On repatriation from Central Deputation, Anu Garg has been made Principal Secretary, Labour & ESI Department.
Similarly on repatriation from Central Deputation, Saurabh Garg has been made now Principal Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Department.
Nikunja Bihari Dhal will be the new secretary of Excise and Science & Technology department while 1994 batch IAS officer Ranjana Chopra has been posted as the new secretary of Cooperation department and DG of Gopabandhu Academy of Administration.
Rural Development department secretary Bishnupada Sethi has been given additional charge of Managing Director of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA). He is also in charge of the Special Relief Commissioner.
Vir Vikram Yadav is new secretary of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department while Niranjan Sahu has been posted as the new additional secretary to Chief Minister.