Odisha govt revokes suspension of this IAS officer

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today revoked the suspension of IAS officer Bijay Ketan Upadhyaya and appointed him as the Secretary, Board of Revenue, Cuttack.

In an order, the General Administration department revoked the suspension of the 2009 batch IAS officer and former Director of Horticulture department.

The order comes into force with immediate effect, the order added.

Earlier, the Orissa High Court granted him conditional bail in a bribery case.

Upadhyay was arrested by Vigilance on December 30 last year on the charges of demanding bribe amount of Rs 1 lakh from a company. Following this, he was placed under suspension by the State government.

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