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Three Odisha IAS officers get Union Secretary rank

Bhubaneswar, July 19: In a significant development, three Odisha cadre IAS officers have been empanelled in the rank of Union Secretary.
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Aditya Prasad Padhi, Injeti Srinivas and Alka Panda along with 42 IAS officers of different State cadres (1983 batch) have been empanelled in the rank of Secretary/equivalent in Government of India, a notification of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) stated. 

For the first time three Odisha cadre IAS officers have been empanelled in the Secretary/equivalent rank at the Centre. 

While Padhi is now serving as the Chief Secretary of Odisha, Srinivas is serving as the Director General Sports Authority of India (SAI). Secretary/equivalent tag was attached to Alka Panda, who is now serving as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

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