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Suresh Chandra Mohapatra Takes Charge as Odisha Chief Secretary

Suresh Chandra Mohapatra. (Image: Twitter)

He changed Asit Kumar Tripathy who retired from service on Thursday.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: January 01, 2021, 12:53 IST

Bhubaneswar: Senior bureaucrat Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Friday assumed cost as the brand new chief secretary and chief improvement commissioner of Odisha. He changed Asit Kumar Tripathy who retired from service on Thursday.

Tripathy was appointed because the chairman of the Western Odisha Development Council. He may also be the principal advisor to the chief minister on regional improvement, tourism, agribusiness and business. Additional Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena additionally took cost because the state’s improvement commissioner, a submit held by Mohapatra.

“Revival of the economy is a big challenge for us,” Mohapatra instructed reporters. Prior to his appointment as the brand new chief secretary, the 1986-batch IAS officer was additionally holding the extra cost because the working chairperson of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).

Mohapatra will stay because the chief secretary until February 28, 2022. Known within the bureaucratic circles as a “quiet performer”, Mohapatra began his profession in civil service because the sub-collector of Nuapada district in 1988.

He went on to function the district collector of Bhadrak, Kandhamal and Puri districts. He was as soon as once more posted because the Bhadrak collector through the 1999 tremendous cyclone to deal with the important scenario.

During his stint because the secretary of the Forest and Environment Department, Mohapatra developed the idea of eco-tourism, which boosted the state’s tourism sector.

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