Upendra Nath Behera is new Development Commissioner of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle in the top bureaucracy, the Odisha government on Friday appointed 1983 batch IAS officer Upendra Nath Behera as the new Development Commissioner of the state.

Behera replaced his batch mate Aditya Prasad Padhi who will continue to work as the additional chief secretary to Chief Minister.

1981 batch officer Ashok Kumar Tripathy has been named as the new member Board of Revenue. He will additionally oversee Gopabandhu Academy of Administration.

R Balakrishnan, an officer of 1984 batch, has been appointed as the new additional chief secretary, finance department in place of U N Behera.

Gagan Kumar Dhal, secretary of the higher education department, has been given additional charge as the CMD of the state owned Industrial Promotion of Infrastructure Corporation Limited (IPICOL).

1997 batch officer Sanjeeb Kumar Mishra has been appointed as the new special Resident Commissioner and will posted at Delhi.

Pramod Kumar Mehrada has been given additional charge of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Southern Division. He is now RDC, Northern Division.