30 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle the Odisha Government on Friday transferred nine senior IAS officers.
1989 batch IAS officer Pradeep Jena, Principal Secretary of Water Resources Department has been posted as Principal Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management with additional charge of Special Relief Commissioner and Managing Director of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority.
The current RD Secretary, SRC and OSDMA MD Bishnupada Sethi has been posted as Commissioner-cum-Secretary Energy Department with additional charge as CMD OHPC.
Rural Development Secretary Mona Sharma who also holds additional charge of Forest and Environment (F&E) Department has been posted as Principal Secretary F&E Department.
Principal Secretary Industries Department Sanjeev Chopra, with additional charge of MSME Department and OMC has been appointed as Principal Secretary Home Department with additional charge of General Administration and PG Department.
Saurabh Garg, Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmers' Empowerment Department has been given additional charge of CMD GRIDCO & OPTCL and CEO OCPL.
GRIDCO CMD Hemant Sharma has been appointed as Commissioner-cum-Secretary Industries Department with additional charge of MSME Department and CMD IPICOL.
Special Secretary P&C Department Chithra Arumugam has been appointed as Commissioner-cum-Secretary School and Mass Education Department.
Special Secretary Water Resources Department Vishal Gagan has been appointed as Commissioner-cum-Secretary Water Resources Department.
2007-batch IAS officer Aravind Agarwal, Director Social Welfare with additional charge of MD Mahila Vikas Samabaya Nigam has been given additional charge of Additional Secretary GA & PG Department.