Reshuffle In Odisha Bureaucracy: Pradeep Jena appointed SRC

Bhubaneswar: Pradeep Kumar Jena was appointed principal secretary of the Rural Development Department and given additional charge as Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) and MD Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) after Odisha government effected a reshuffle in the bureaucracy on Friday.

Bishnupada Sethi, who was serving as the SRC, has been posted as Energy Department Secretary with additional charge as CMD of Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC).

Mona Sharma currently posted as principal secretary of Rural Development Department has been appointed principal secretary of Forest and Environment Department.

As per the notification, Sanjeev Chopra has been appointed principal secretary of the Home Department. He has also been given additional charge as principal secretary of GA and PG department.

Saurabh Garg, the current principal secretary of the Agriculture department will assume additional charge as CMD of GRIDCO and OPTCL and CEO of OCPL.

Chairman-cum-managing Director, GRIDCO, Hemant Sharma has been appointed Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the Industries department with additional charge as Commissioner-cum-Secretary of MSME department and CMD of IPICOL.

Chithra Arumugam, Special secretary P&C department has been appointed Commissioner-cum-secretary of School and Mass Education Department.

Arvind Agarwal, who is currently posted as Director Social Welfare with additional charge of MD Mahila Vikas Samabaya Nigam, has been given additional charge as secretary of GA and PG department.

Water Resources Department Special Secretary, Vishal Gagan has been given additional charge as Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the same department.