The Odisha government on Sunday notified a major reshuffle in the IAS cadre transferring several top officials to new positions.
Senior IAS officer of 1998 cadre, Suresh Vashishth has been appointed as Commissioner-cum-Secretary to the Department of Agriculture and Farmers' Empowerment.
Bhupendra Poonia, a 2008 batch IAS has been made the new Managing Director, IPICOL in place of Jawale Nitin Bhanudas (2003 IAS), approved for inter-cadre deputation to Maharashtra. Poonia will however continue to disburse additional charges of ACS, Industries department and ED, IDCO.
Former Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Officer on Special Duty to GA and PG Dept, Prem Chandra Chaudhary has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Western Odisha Development Council.
Gajapati Collector Anupam Saha has been given charge as State Project Director OSEPA. He will also remain in additional charge of Member Secretary, Mo School.
2015 batch IAS Lingaraj Panda, the State Project Director of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathana, was appointed as Collector and DM of Gajapati.
Rourkela ADM Aboli Sunil Naravane was appointed as Collector and DM of Sonepur.
2016 batch IAS Dibya Jyoti Parida, Commissioner of Rourkela Municipal Corporation with additional charge of CEO, Rourkela Smarty City Ltd has been given the additional charge of ADM, Rourkela and Secretary of Rourkela Development Authority in addition to his own duties.
2016 batch officer Vishal Singh was appointed as Collector and DM of Malkangiri. He is currently working as PD, DRDA, Jajpur. Malkangiri Collector Yedulla Vijay has been appointed as the director of Anumal Husbandry and Veterinary services.
Titilagarh sub-collector Somesh Kumar Upadhyay was transferred and posted as PD, DRDA, Malkangiri.
P. Anvesha Reddy (2017 batch IAS) was transferred and posted as PD, DRDA, Mayurbhanj. He is currently working as Sub-Collector of Baripada with additional charge of Executive Officer, Baripada Municipality.
Presently working as Sub-Collector of Dharamgarh, Divakara T.S, 2017 batch officer was posted as Officer on Special Duty of Odisha Computer Application Centre.
Isalwar Gaurav Shivaji was appointed as Sub-Collector of Khordha after his return from Phase-II training.
Agarwal Akshay Sunil, the 2019 batch officer was posted as Sub-Collector of Nabarangpur following his return from Phase-II training.
Anya Das (2019 batch IAS) was appointed as Sub-Collector of Baripada after her Phase-II training. Similarly, Aditya Goyal, Mahajan Manoj Satyawan, Pawar Sachin Prakash of the same bath officers have been appointed as the Sub-Collector of Kuchinda, Sub-Collector of Titlagarh and Sub-Collector of Dharamgarh respectively after completion of Phase II training.