Odisha Govt effects IAS reshuffle
Bhubaneswar: In a minor reshuffle in the IAS cadre, the Odisha Government on Friday appointed Pradeep Kumar Jena as the Principal Secretary of Rural Development Department.
Jena, a 1989 batch IAS officer, has also been given additional charge of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha and Managing Director of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA).
Dr Mona Sharma, IAS (RR-1989), has been appointed Forest & Environment Department Principal Secretary.
Sanjeev Chopra, IAS (RR-1990), has been appointed as the Principal Secretary Home Department with the additional charge of principal secretary of GA & PG Department.
Dr Saurabh Garg, IAS (RR-1991), has been given additional charge of CMD, GRIDCO & OPTCL and CEO, OCPL.
Hemant Sharma, IAS (RR-1995), has been appointed as commissioner-cum-Secretary, Industries Department with additional charge of commissioner-cum-Secretary, MSME department and CMD, IPICOL.
Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, (RR-1995), has been posted as Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Energy Department with additional charge of CMD, OHPC.
Chithra Arumugam, IAS (RR-1995), has been appointed as Commissioner-cum-Secretary of School & Mass Education Department.
Vishal Gagan, IAS (RR-1998), has been given additional charge of Commissioner-cum-Secretary of water resources department.
Aravind Agrawal, IAS (RR-2007), has been given additional charge of Secretary of GA & PG department.