Odisha govt promotes five IAS officers to ACS rank

New Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday promoted five senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers to Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) rank.

The General Administration & Public Grievance Department issued a notification in this regard after getting the approval of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

As per the notification, Principal Secretary, Home Department Asit Tripathy, Principal Secretary MSME Department Laxmi Narayan Gupta, Principal Secretary to Forest and Environment Department Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, KBK Chief Administrator Sudarshan Pal Thakur and Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department GVV Sarma have been promoted to the ACS rank in their respective departments.

In pursuance of sub-rule (1) (D) (ii) of rule 3 of the IAS (Pay) Rules, 2007, these officers are allowed promotion to the Apex Scale of Rs 80,000 (Fixed) in IAS with effect from the date of their joining the promotional post, the notification said.