Rashmi Ranjan

The Odisha government has appointed Sanat Kumar Mohanty as the chairman in charge of the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). Mohanty, a member of the commission, has been allowed to remain chairman in charge of the commission with effect from 3 August 2023.

The move from the Odisha government came after the tenure of OPSC chairman Satyajit Mohanty came to an end on 2 August 2023. Mohanty retired from the post after attaining 62 years of age.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the General Administration and Public Grievances Department.

 “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1A) of the Article 316 of the Constitution of India, read with Regulation 3 of the Odisha Public Service Commission (Conditions of Service) Regulations, 1952, the Governor of Odisha has been pleased to allow Sri Sanat Kumar Mohanty, at present Member, Odisha Public Service Commission to remain in charge of the Chairman of the Commission with effect from 03.08.2023 until the appointment of Chairman, OPSC under the Clause (1) of Article 316 and enters office as such or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” the notification read.

Following his retirement, Mohanty took to Twitter and wrote, “Today, retired from the position of Chairman, OPSC. Thus the 38 year long journey in public service, starting with ONGC and being in IRTS & IPS, comes to an end- a humbling odyssey. God has been kind & merciful.”

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