Puri: Senor IAS officer Vir Vikram Yadav took charge as the Chief of Shree Jagannatha Temple Administration (SJTA) here today.
Before assuming the office, the 1996-bath IAS officer visited Srimandir here to pay his obeisance to Lord Jagannath.
Earlier last week, Yadav was given the additional charge of SJTA Chief in the replace of 2002-batch IAS officer Krishan Kumar, who was relieved by the state Government for central deputation.
Yadav, who currently serves as the Principal Secretary of the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department in his last assignment, has also been appointed as the Principal Secretary of Works Department. He will also hold additional charge of Commissioner of Trade Promotion and Investment, Member Secretary of Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes and Chairman of Odisha State Warehousing Corporation (OSWC).