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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Satya Pal Malik, the Governor of Bihar has been given additional charge of Odisha as the tenure of SC Jamir ended on Tuesday.

President Ram Nath Kovind has directed Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik to discharge functions of Governor of Odisha, in addition to his own duties.

Official sources said Malik will remain in-charge of Odisha until regular arrangements are made for the office of Odisha Governor.

SC Jamir was earlier sworn in as Odisha Governor on March 31, 2013.

Governor SC Jamir on Tuesday highlighted the State’s achievement while delivering his last address in Odisha Legislative Assembly here.

Jamir stated that the people are much relieved after the formation of Tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh.

"My government has amended the Odia Official Language Act under which provision for punishment has been made, if Odia is not used as official language."

Besides, the State government has also made special provisions for development of tribals and formed special development councils in nine tribal dominated districts, he added.

The Chief Minister is talking directly with villagers and problems are being resolved quickly, Jamir mentioned.

"We organised the Asian Athletic meet in 90 days. Apart from this, by hosting the World Hockey League Odisha has become a sports hub," Jamir pointed out.

Earlier in the day, Jamir was given a guard of honour on premises of the Odisha Assembly.

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