Mohapatra takes charge of Srimandir admin

Puri/Bhubaneswar: Senior bureaucrat Suresh Mohapatra today assumed charge as the chief administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration.

The General Administration department had issued notification on his new appointment on March 3.

Earlier, Mohapatra had been appointed as the special officer for Nabakalebar. He has the experience of handling temple affairs as he had held the post earlier too.

He is scheduled to hold talks with Daitapati Niyog, the apex body of temple servitors, today to sort out some pending contentious issues.

According to sources, the Daitapatis will go out for the ‘Banajaga Bidhi’ for the Nabakalebar festival on March 29.