Asit Tripathy appointed new Chief Secretary as Odisha effects IAS reshuffle

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to all speculations on who will be the next Chief Secretary of the State after Aditya Prasad Padhi’s appointment as the State Election Commissioner (EC), Odisha Government today chose 1986-batch IAS officer Asit Kumar Tripathy for the post.

Effecting a major reshuffle among IAS officers the State Government shifted a few other important officials also.

While Works Secretary 2002 batch IAS officer Krishan Kumar has been appointed Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) he will hold the charge in addition to his duties. R Balakrishnan (Retd) will function as Chief Adviser to CMO with immediate effect.

Similarly, IAS Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra has been appointed as Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC).

The order will be effective from August 19, 2019.

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