Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 2:
A day after the Odisha government effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle in the senior OAS cadre, the government today effected a minor rejig in the IAS rank.
According to a General Administration notification, 2001 batch IAS officer Bishnu Prasad Sahu has been posted as director, Technical Education and Training while 2003 batch officer Manorajan Patnaik is posted as Additional Inspector General (AIG), Prisons.
Besides, 2003 batch officer Anil Kumar Samal will take charge as director, Tourism with additional charge of managing director, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC). Samal, it may be noted, had been appointed Director, I & PR only weeks ago after serving as Jajpur collector for nearly four years.
2004 batch Bishnu Prasad Prusty will be the new managing director, Markfed.
Apart from this, the state government has given permission to five senior IAS officers to go on Central deputation.
They are Nikunja Kishore Sundaray, Parag Gupta, Arabinda Padhee, Usha Padhee And S Aswathy, the notification added.
On Friday, the government had effected a major reshuffle in the senior OAS cadre.
As per the notification, Susil Kumar Das, director, Culture is posted as director, Information & Public Relations (I&PR) in place of Ranjit Kumar Mohanty who is posted as director, Culture.
Debendra Prasad Das, director, Textiles is posted as director, Panchayati Raj while Pramod Kumar Panda, director, Technical Education & Training is transferred and posted as additional secretary, Excise.
Prafulla Kumar Majhi, OAS (SAG), ADM (R&R), Sundargarh, is posted as additional director (Administration), Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production, Bhubaneswar.
Gobinda Chandra Biswal, additional secretary, Home, will take charge as director, Textiles while Ananta Kumar Bhuyan, director (Administration), Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production (AFP) is the new secretary, State Information Commission (SIC).
Besides, Sarat Chandra Nayak is posted as commissioner, Departmental Inquiry of General Administration department and Sarat Chandra Mishra as new Settlement Officer, Sambalpur-Kalahandi Major Settlement, Sambalpur.
The government also posted Krushna Prasad Pati as secretary Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) and Jayant Narayan Sarangi as joint secretary, Panchayati Raj and Saroj Kumar Mishra as ADM, Ganjam.
Sailendra Kumar Dwivedi, joint secretary, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development (F&ARD), is transferred and posted as general manager Odisha SC&ST Development Finance Cooperative Corporation Ltd.
The posting of the remaining OAS officers are as follows:
-Binod Kumar Panda: Additional secretary, F&ARD.
-Manoj Kumar Mohanty: Commissioner, Brahmapur Municipal Corporation.
-PK Nanda: Joint Secretary, Finance.
-Akshaya Kumar Mohanty: Project Director, DRDA, Jharsuguda.
-Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan: ADM, Bhadrak.
-Srinibash Behera: ADM, Angul.
-Batakrushna Dehury: Project Director, DRDA, Bargarh.
-Rajendra Prasad Mund: OSD, Water Resources.
-Susanta Barik: Project Director, DRDA, Nayagarh.
Manmath Kumar Pani: ADM, Baleswar.
-Anjana Panda: Deputy Director, Employment.
-Lipsa Das: Joint Secretary, Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC).