Bhubaneswar: Senior IAS officer and Development Commissioner Suresh Mohapatra was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Odisha.
The Government also appointed him as the Chief Development Commissioner of Odisha.
With fresh appointment, Suresh Mohapatra will replace outgoing Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy.
The 1986-batch IAS officer is currently serving as the Development Commissioner and holding additional charge as the Working Chairperson of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA, Puri.
Meanwhile, the outgoing Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy has been appointed as the Chairman of Western Odisha Development Council. He will also be the Principal Advisor to Chief Minister on Regional Development, Tourism, Agribusiness and Industry.
With Mohapatra was elevated to the Chief Secretary post, senior IAS officer Pradeep Kumar Jena, who is serving as the Additional Chief Secretary in Revenue & Disaster Management Department and the Special Relief Commissioner, has been appointed as the Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary to Odisha Government.