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Top-level bureaucratic reshuffle

Bhubaneswar, October 3, 2017: The Odisha Government on Tuesday effected a major reshuffle among top bureaucrats.

According to a Government notification while least 11 IAS officers have got new assignments in the reshuffle one has given additional charge.

Sangram Kesari Mishra of 1985 batch was posted as the new Chairman of Odisha State Warehousing Corporation while 1988 batch officer Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra was named as the new School and Mass Education Department Principal Secretary.

Gudey Srinivas of 1990 batch was appointed as the Commerce and Transport Department Principal Secretary while his batch mate Manoj Ahuja was posted as the Officer on Special (OSD) in the General Administration. Sanjay Rastogi of the 1991 batch was also made OSD in the General Administration Department.

While Saurabh Garg of the 1991 batch was posted as the new Agriculture Department Principal Secretary his wife and batch mate Anu Garg was appointed as the Labour and ESI Department Principal Secretary. The duo returned to the State after their Central deputation ended.

The Government also appointed 1993 batch officer Nikunja Bihari Dhal as the new Excise and Science and Technology Secretary while 1994 batch officer Ranjana Chopra was posted as the new Cooperation Secretary. She will also hold additional charge of the Gopabandhu Academy of Administration chief. Vir Vikram Yadav (1996) was named as the new Secretary Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Secretary.

The notification further stated that 2004 batch officer Niranjan Sahu was posted as the Additional Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

Rural Development Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi of 1996 
batch was given additional charge of OSDMA Managing Director.

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