Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today effected a reshuffle in its IAS cadre.
According to a notification issued by the General Administration department, 2001 batch IAS officer Shalini Pandit is the new Project Director Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) and has been allowed to hold charge of Rashtriya Madhyamik Sikshya Authority and Adarsh Vidyalaya Organisation.
Similarly, 2002 batch IAS officer Mrinalini Darswal has been appointed as the new Additional Resident Commissioner at New Delhi.
Besides, 2002 batch IAS officer Archana Patnaik has been appointed as the new Managing Director of National Health Mission with additional charge as Managing Director Odisha State Medical Corporation. Patnaik is on inter-cadre deputation from Tamil Nadu.
While 2003 batch IAS officer Purusottam Sahoo has been appointed as the new Additional Secretary Handloom, Textiles and Handicraft, 2005 batch IAS Hari Ballabh Mishra has been appointed as the new Additional Secretary Health & Family Welfare. He has been allowed to hold additional charge of Commissioner Food Safety.
Further, while 2006 batch IAS officer Tribikram Pradhan has been appointed as the new Registrar Cooperative Societies, 2006 batch IAS officer Premananda Khuntia has been posted as the new Additional Secretary Commerce and Transport and 2007 batch IAS officer Biswanath Acharya is the new Joint Secretary Steel and Mines.
While Ravindra Pratap Singh, the 2007 batch IAS officer is the new Director Agriculture Marketing and Secretary Odisha State Agricultural Marketing (OSAM) Board, 2007 batch IAS officer Bijaya Kumar Nayak is the new Director Culture.
M Muthukumar, the 2008 batch IAS officer has been appointed as the new Director Agriculture and has been allowed to hold additional charge as Director Horticulture while IAS officer Prafulla Kumar Rout has been appointed as the new Director Small Savings.