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Tag: Aditya Prasad Padhi

Asit Tripathy Assumes Office As Odisha Chief Secy, AP Padhi As SEC

Bhubaneswar: Senior bureaucrat Asit Tripathy today took charge as the Chief Secretary of Odisha while his predecessor Aditya Prasad Padhi assumed office as the State Election Commissioner (SEC). Padhi handed over charge to Tripathy in presence of senior officials and media persons at the Lok Seva Bhawan. A 1986-batch IAS officier, Tripathy was serving as the […]

Did the August 15 revamp prompt Dhal to call it quits?

Bhubaneswar: Even as senior IAS Gagan Dhal has not specified the reasons behind quitting the service  five-months prior to his due retirement date, the gossip mill hasn’t stopped buzzing on the unfolding of events on Thursday. In the last decade, no such senior rank IAS officer had quit the service just before the due retirement. […]

2014 redux in 2019: Naveen appoints incumbent CS Padhi as SEC

Bhubaneswar: With the appointment of incumbent Chief Secretary (CS) Aditya Prasad Padhi as State Election Commissioner (SEC), Naveen has scripted a 2014 redux in 2019. Significantly, post return to power in May 2014, CM Naveen Patnaik in July appointed Gokul Pati as new CS,  despite the then incumbent CS Jugal Kishor Mohapatra having two-years left […]

Odisha government clears projects worth Rs 1,036.39 cr

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday approved seven investment proposals with an investment of Rs 1036.39 crore, which will create employment opportunities for 2,778 persons. The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi accorded in-principle approval to the projects. The proposals approved by the SLSWCA […]

Electricity to be fully restored in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur by May 12: Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today reviewed the post-cyclone Fani restoration work in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts and informed that power supply will be restored in these districts by May 12. “The devastating cyclone Fani claimed three lives in Kendrapara, however, about 1.17 lakh people were evacuated successfully to safer places in the […]

Odisha to source 5,000 skilled workers to restore electricity in Fani hit areas

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today informed that around 5,000 skilled workers will be sourced from the neighbouring states for restoration of electricity and mobile connectivity in the cyclone Fani-affected areas of the State. After holding discussions with the Union Cabinet Secretary, PK Sinha via video conferencing, Padhi told mediapersons that the state government […]

KALIA-KISAN double bonanza for Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar: A few days ahead of the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha government today stated that it would implement the Central scheme and include all the beneficiaries of the state government’s own KALIA scheme. Earlier apprehensions were being raised about implementation of the Central […]

Opposition corners Odisha govt over Cyclone Titli mismanagement, misinformation

Bhubaneswar: The incoherent statistics on disaster management during cyclonic storm Titli and subsequent flooding has sparked a row in State politics with the opposition accusing the Odisha government of peddling misinformation. The State units of BJP and the Congress alleged that such mismatch and discrepancies in the reports released at regular intervals have proved that […]

Cyclone Titli aftermath: Death toll continues to mount in Gajapati

Gajapati: In yet another shocking report from Gajapati district as many as 21 people are feared dead after a landslide in Kainpur Panchayat of Rayagad block. According to reports, 15 persons went missing after the landslide out of which 7 bodies were recovered today. The deaths have been confirmed by Kainpur PEO and the sarpanch. […]

Bus in every 4 minutes in Bhubaneswar soon

Bhubaneswar: Denizens of the smart city Bhubaneswar will have a bus every four minutes for fulfilment of their needs of public transport, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Commissioner Krishan Kumar today after a meeting of the Empowered Committee of Infrastructure (ECI) chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. ECI approved the plan to add 200 […]

Odisha asks officials to complete rural electrification by December 2017

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today directed officials to expedite rural electrification works and achieve power connectivity to all villages by end of December 2017. Energy Secretary, Hemant Kumar Sharma in a Power distribution review meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary informed that a detailed project report (DPR) was prepared to electrify 3,474 un-electrified […]

Odisha increases OAS, OFS-cadre posts

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal to increase the number of posts in Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) and Odisha Finance Service (OFS) cadres. While OAS posts have been increased from 1,550 to 1,700, the number of OFS posts have increased from 723 to 800, informed Chief Secretary, Aditya Prasad Padhi. The Cabinet […]

Chief Secy writes to Railways to expedite Jeypore–Malkangiri Rail Project

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in a letter to the Railway Board Chairman expressed discontent over the Indian Railways’ demand that the State government provide 100 percent land acquisition cost for the Jeypore – Malkangiri Railway Line Project. The development of railways is the duty of the Centre, but the State Government provided financial […]

Odisha approves 3 projects worth Rs 1,325 cr

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday gave in-principle approval to three investment proposals worth Rs 1,325 crore, officials said. The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) headed by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi approved the project proposals of Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited and Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd. The […]

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10,600 houses to be constructed in 28 towns under PMAY

Bhubaneswar: A total of 10,600 houses will be constructed in 28 towns across the state under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), informed chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi after attending a review meeting held here today to discuss on the progress of the PMAY in the state. It was decided at the meeting that the […]

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Odisha braces up to host Asian Athletics Championships

Bhubaneswar: A preparatory meeting for the Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held here from July 6 to 9, was held here today with Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, Sports Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev and Secretary of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) chalking out strategies for smooth functioning of the event. Padhi informed, the championship […]

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Odisha to appoint water observers in each district

Bhubaneswar: There are four lakh bore wells and piped water facilities are provided to 38 thousand habitations in Odisha. In view of the coming rising mercury level, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi yesterday instructed all District Collectors to ensure that all the bore wells and pipeline facilities function properly. Padhi, heading a review meeting here, […]

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March 31 deadline for shifting of 1712 liquor shops along NH, SH: CS Padhi

Bhubaneswar: Acting on the orders of the Supreme Court, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today announced that all liquor shops along the National and State Highways will be shifted within March 31. Padhi instructed all District Collectors that if the 1712 liquor shops along the National and State Highways are not shifted within the given […]

Fiscal deficit of Odisha well within limits: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: Chief  Secretary Aditya Padhi today said the fiscal deficit of Odisha is well within the limits. “The fiscal deficit is well within the permissible limit of 3.5 percent of GSDP. The present level of fiscal deficit is around 2 percent of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). The debt and GSDP ratio of the State […]

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Liquor shops within 500 mtrs from NH, SH to be shifted by Apr 1

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to shift all liquor shops which have come up within 500 metres from the National Highways and State Highways, by April 1 this year. A decision to this effect was taken at a high level review meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat […]

Six proposals get Cabinet nod; LI projects to be named after Parbati Giri

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today approved six proposals. Talking to media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the Cabinet decided to name all Lift Irrigation (LI) projects after eminent female freedom fighter Parbati Giri, nicknamed as Mother Teresa […]

Odisha finalises action plan for turtle protection

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has finalised an action plan for protection and conservation of Olive Ridley turtles during the current nesting season, said an official on Saturday. It was finalised at a meeting of the committee for protection and conservation of Olive Ridley sea turtles chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here. Padhi directed […]

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Odisha included in East Coast Economic Corridor

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on its persistent demand has been included in East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC), which would cover approximately 1,700 km of coastline in the country, an official statement said here on Friday. The proposed corridor would be implemented under the joint aegis of the Union and Odisha governments and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), […]

700 industries to take part in Make in Odisha conclave

Bhubaneswar: Around 300-700 industries from across the country and outside will participate in the Make in Odisha conclave that is scheduled to be held here from November 30 to December 2. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi informed this after a preparatory meeting held at Secretariat here today. A total 280 stalls will be set up […]

Cabinet okays Odisha start-up policy

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet today approved the new start-up policy of the Odisha government to promote entrepreneurship in the state through provision of incentives for start-up ventures. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the policy would chart a road map to place Odisha among the top three investment destinations […]

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NCST 'satisfied' with action on Kandhamal killings

Bhubaneswar: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has expressed satisfaction with the follow-up action taken by the Odisha government on the death of five innocent residents of Gumudumaha village in Kandhamal district, who were killed during a purported anti-Maoist operation in Malapanga forest on July 8 night. “In its report, the NCST had observed […]

Odisha reminds Chhattisgarh about info on Mahanadi projects

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the fact that the Chhattisgarh government is yet to give detailed information about the completed and upcoming projects built in the upper catchments of Mahanadi, the Odisha government has sent a reminder to the former. Talking to media persons at the State Secretariat here today, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said […]

Expert team to visit Puri; fix erosion at Swarga Dwar

Bhubaneswar/Puri: A team of technical experts will soon visit Puri to take stock of the situation arising out of surging sea waves threatening to wash away the road near Swarga Dwar, the Hindu cremation ground in the pilgrim town. Briefing media persons after a high level review meeting of the Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA) presided […]

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Mineral Exploration Corporation gets cabinet nod

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet today approved setting up of the Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (OMECL) to tap virgin mining fields and streamline procedures for mineral exploration. “The Corporation will undertake scientific mineral exploration of ore-bearing virgin areas to at least G2 level (general exploration) for facilitating the auction of mineral blocks,” chief secretary Aditya […]

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Odisha targets Rs 90 cr more a year as power sector revenue

Bhubaneswar: With the amendment to the Odisha Electricity (Duty) Act, 1961, which was approved by the State Cabinet at a meeting here today, the Odisha government has set a target of an additional annual revenue of Rs 90 crore from the power sector. Talking to media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi […]

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3 investment projects get Single Window clearance

Bhubaneswar: State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) today accorded in-principle approval to three investment projects worth Rs 874 crore. Approving the projects at the SLSWCA meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the concerned departments to facilitate early take-off of these projects by expediting the process for various compliances. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, […]

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96% rural electrification completed in Odisha

The Odisha government on Friday said that electrification work has been completed in around 96 per cent of villages in the state

OUIDF approves projects of worth Rs 905 cr for different ULBs

The Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (OUIDF) has approved nine projects of worth Rs 905.19 crore for various Urban Local Bodies ( ULBs) in its eighth Board of Trustees meeting which was held under the chairmanship of chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat here on Thursday

Complete ongoing irrigation projects: CS

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Saturday asked the Water Resources department to complete ongoing irrigation projects first before taking up any new project and enhance the capacity of Pani Panchayats (PPs) through appropriate training and community mobilization

Upendra Nath Behera is new Development Commissioner of Odisha

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