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Odisha Govt transfers 11 top IAS officers in jumbo reshuffle

Bhubaneswar, April 20: The Odisha Government on Monday effected a major reshuffle in top IAS level and removed senior bureaucrat Taradatt from the post of Revenue and Disaster Management Additional Chief Secretary.

Taradatt, a 1983 batch IAS officer, was shunted to the insignificant position of Director General of Gopabandhu Academy of Administration. However, he continued with the job of KBK Chief Administrator.

As many as 11 senior IAS officers were repositioned.

While 1986 batch officer Asit Tripathy was appointed as the Home department Principal Secretary along with additional charge of Department of Employment and Technical Education and Training.
On his return from Central deputation, 1986-batch officer Asit Tripathy was appointed as the Home Principal Secretary. He was also given additional responsibility of Principal Secretary of Employment and Technical Education and Training.

After his Central deputation, 1986-batch officer GV Venugopal Sharma was posted as the new General Administration Principal Secretary along with the additional charge of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).

Home Principal Secretary and 1988-batch officer CJ Venugopal was posted as Science and Technology Principal Secretary while 1989-batch officer Mona Sharma was made Revenue and Disaster Management Principal Secretary. She was also given additional charge as Odisha State Disaster Management (OSDMA) Managing Director.

Planning and Coordination Secretary and 1989-batch officer Debendra Nath Gupta replaced Mona Sharma as Chief Electoral Officer while his batch mate and Water Resources Principal Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena was given additional charge of the Department of Information Technology.

GA Department Principal Secretary and 1990-batch officer Niten Chandra was posted as Commercial Tax Commissioner (CCT) while his batch mate Manoj Ahuja, presently CCT, was assigned the job of Cooperation Principal Secretary. He was also given additional charge of Administrative Reforms in GA department.


While 1992-batch officer CS Kumar was appointed as the new Transport Commissioner, 1997-batch’s Sanjay Singh was posted as Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Southern Division.) 

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