Odisha govt promotes two IAS officers to Addl Chief Secretary rank

Bhubaneswar: The State government today promoted two IAS officers to the rank of Additional Chief Secretary. As per a notification issued by General Administration department, 1989 batch IAS officers Pradeep Kumar Jena and Mona Sharma have been promoted to the Apex Scale in IAS in Level-17 of the Pay Matrix.

Оn promotion, Pradeep Kumar has been appointed as Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Rural Development department with additional charge of Special Relief Commissioner and MD, OSDMA, the notification added. At present, Pradeep Kumar is working as Principal Secretary, Rural Development Department with additional charge of Special Relief Commissioner and MD, OSDMA.

Similarly, Mona Sharma has been appointed as Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Forest & Environment Department with additional charge of Chairman, OFDC Ltd. Mona is working as Principal Secretary, Forest & Environment Department with additional charge of Chairman, OFDC Ltd.

1988 batch IAS officer Parag Gupta was allowed proforma promotion to the Apex Scale in IAS in Level-17 of the Pay Matrix, the notification read.

The State government also effected minor IPS reshuffle on Tuesday. Five police officers were given new postings, according to a notification issued by the Home department.

1988-batch IPS officer, Santosh Upadhaya, has been posted as the Director-General of Prisons and Director Correctional Services. Upadhaya was serving as the Additional DGP of Crime Branch and recently promoted to the rank of DGP.

2006-batch IPS officer Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahoo, on promotion to the rank of DIG, has been posted as Additional Commissioner of Police,  BhubaneswarCuttack. He has been given additional charge of DCP, Bhubaneswar until further orders, the notification said.

Similarly, RP Koche of 1993 batch, has been posted as the Additional DGP of State Armed Police. Koche was the Additional DGP, Law and Order.

Soumendra Priyadarshi of 1995 batch, IGP Personnel, has been promoted and posted as Additional DGP Law and Order. He has been given additional charge of ADGP, CID-CB (Crime Branch) until further orders.

Yatindra Koyal of 2000-batch, has been posted as IGP Provisioning. Koyal was IGP of State Armed Police (SAP).

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