Odisha Govt Effects Reshuffle In OAS Cadre

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday effected a bureaucratic rejig in the senior Odisha Administrative Officer (OAS) cadre transferring as many as seven officials.

The State government has appointed senior OAS officer Sarat Chandra Mishra as Special Secretary of Labour and ESI department and Banani Mohanty as Additional Secretary of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment department.

OAS officer Santosh Sahoo has been appointed as the new Joint Secretary of Board of Revenue while Biswaranjan Rath has been made the Assistant Project Director of DRDA, Sundergarh district.

Senior officer Jyotiranjan Pradhan who was suspended as Jharsuguda Collector for violating the Orissa High Court order in connection with cancellation of license of a liquor shop has been appointed as the Collector of Bargarh district.

The suspension order against Pradhan was lifted after he sought an unconditional apology from the State government.

OAS officer Indramani Tripathy, who was working as Bargarh Collector, has been appointed as managing director of the Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation whereas Saroj Kumar Samal has been posted as the new Jharsuguda Collector.