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Pradeep Pattanayak

In a major IAS reshuffle, the Odisha government on Sunday appointed Raj Kumar Sharma as Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Health and Family Welfare Department. 

Sharma was Agriculture Production Commissioner with an additional charge of Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Health and Family Welfare Department and Chairman, OSMCL. He is allowed to remain in an additional charge of Chairman, OSMCL. 

Sanjeev Chopra, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Home Department has replaced Raj Kumar Sharma and has been appointed as Agriculture Production Commission. 

Chopra is allowed to remain in an additional charge of Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Home Department and Additional Chief Secretary to Government, A & F.E. Department. 

Madhu Sudan Padhi has been appointed as Principal Secretary to Government, Odia Language, Literature & Culture Department. He was Principal Secretary to Government, Commerce and Transport Department with an additional charge of Commissioner, Land Records and Settlement, Odisha. 

Satyabrata Sahu, Principal Secretary to Government, MS&ME Department with an additional charge of Principal Secretary to Government, School and Mass Education Department, is appointed as Principal Secretary to Government, Revenue and D.M. Department. 

Ranjana Chopra, Principal Secretary to Government, ST & SC Department, M & BCW Department is allowed to remain in an additional charge of Principal Secretary to Government, MS&ME Department in addition to her own duties. 

Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary to Government, Industries Department with an additional charge of Principal Secretary to Government, S.D. & T.E. Department and Chairman, IPICOL is allowed to remain in an additional charge of Chairman, IDCO in addition to his own duties. 

Bishnupada Sethi has been appointed as Principal Secretary to Government, School and Mass Education Department. He was the Principal Secretary to Government, Revenue and D. M. Department with an additional charge of Principal Secretary to Government, I & PR Department. 

Sethi is allowed to remain in an additional charge of Principal Secretary to Government, Commerce and Transport Department and Principal Secretary to Government, I & PR Department in addition to his own duties. 

Suresh Kumar Vashishth, Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, A & F. E. Department is appointed as Officer in Special Duty, G.A. & P.G. Department. 

The post of Officer in Special Duty, G.A. & P.G. Department is declared equivalent in status and responsibility to the post of Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government provided in the IAS Cadre of the State. 

Bhaskar Jyoti Sharma, Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department is allowed to remain in an additional charge of Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, W. & C. D. Department in addition to his own duties.  

With his appointment, the additional appointment of Anu Garg as Principal Secretary to Government, W. &C.D. Department shall stand terminated from the date Sharma takes over. 

Bhupendra Singh Poonia, MD, IPICOL with an additional charge of Additional Secretary to Government, Industries Department, ED, IDCO and MD, Odisha Film Development Corporation, is allowed to remain in an additional charge of MD, IDCO in addition to his own duties.

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