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Tag: Asit Tripathy

New Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy's 'Rocket Speed' Comment Draws Flak

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the new Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy for his ‘rocket speed’ movement of files remark, BJP has questioned why the bureaucrat didn’t do the same during his tenure as Home Secretary. Slamming Tripathy’s comment, BJP spokesperson, Golak Mohapatra said that due to tardy pace of the administration, Kunduli gang rape victim committed suicide […]

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 […]

Pollution in Odisha: State scores equal or more aerosol value vis-a-vis 'notorious' Delhi

Bhubaneswar: Did you witness a somewhat hazy morning in your town today? Don’t blame your spectacles, blame the aerosols. The big revelation is aerosol suspension in the lower atmosphere in coastal Odisha, parts of western and northern Odisha is as worse as in Delhi today. A study of the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) of Odisha […]

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. […]

Asit Tripathy Appointed Chief Secretary In Major Bureaucratic Rejig in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle, Odisha government today appointed senior IAS officer Asit Tripathy as the new Chief Secretary of the State. A 1986-batch IAS, Tripathy, presently serving as the Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Administrator KBK will take over the new post from the outgoing AP Padhi who has been appointed […]

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 […]

Special diet allowance for police personnel hiked

Bhubaneswar: The State government has increased the monthly special diet allowance given to Havildars, Constables and Sepoys working with the Odisha Police to Rs 1,500 from Rs 900, said Principal Secretary of Home department Asit Tripathy today here. Talking to news men, Tripathy said, “The Havildars, Constables and Sepoys will be benefitted with the hike […]