Suresh Mahapatra gets second extension as Odisha Chief Secretary
This is the second such extension for Mahapatra, a 1986-batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre whose retirement was due on February 28 this year.
Bhubaneswar: The Centre has approved extension of service of Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra for another six months following a request from the State government.
The decision was communicated to the Odisha Government in a letter to the Principal Secretary to the Department of General Administration and Public Grievance by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the the Ministry of Personnel, Personal Grievances and Pensions on August 23.
“I am directed to convey the approval of the Central Government for extension in service of Sri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, IAS (OD;1986), Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha, for a period of six months from 01.09.2022 to 28.02.2023 in relaxation of Rule 16(1) of the AIS(DCRB) Rules, 1958 by invoking Rule 3 of AIS(CS-RM)Rules, 1960,” the letter signed by Under Secretary, DoPT, Kuldeep Chaudhary stated.
This is the second such extension for Mahapatra, a 1986-batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre whose retirement was due on February 28 this year. He had got his first extension in January this year after the Odisha government had put forth a request on December 31, 2021.