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Tag: Bishnupada Sethi

Odisha IAS Officer Gets Lokayukta Clean Chit In Medical Bill Reimbursement Case
Odisha IAS Officer Gets Lokayukta Clean Chit In Medical Bill Reimbursement Case   

Lokayukta observed that IAS officer Bishnupada Sethi as a good will gesture has returned the entire amount of Rs 3.27 lakh to the OSCB on June 25, 2021

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Lokayukta Clean Chit To IAS Bishnupada Sethi In OMFED 'Scam'

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lokayukta has given clean chit to senior IAS officer Bishnupada Sethi in connection with the allegation of high profile corruption in Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) in 2015. The inquiry reports in the case confirmed that no financial loss was caused to OMFED, the anti-corruption body noted in its letter. […]

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Medium Flood Likely In Mahanadi; SRC Puts 13 Districts On Alert

Bhubaneswar: In view of possible medium flood in Mahanadi River and its distributaries following heavy rain in lower catchment areas, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi on Tuesday asked Collectors of 13 districts to stay alert for any exigency. District authorities of Bolangir, Boudh, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Angul, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Jajpur have […]

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Flash flood in Odisha: SRC seeks damage assessment report from 9 collectors 

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has asked the Collectors of nine districts to submit a report on damage caused due to heavy rainfall that triggered flash flood in several parts of the State. The SRC directed the Collectors of–Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangur, Rayagada and Sambalpur districts to submit a […]

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Not much loss to property, says Minister after aerial survey of flood-hit Malkangiri

Malkangiri: With incessant rains over the last few days marooning people in as many as seven blocks of the district, State Revenue Minister Sudam Marndi and Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today undertook an aerial survey of the flood affected areas. Seven blocks including Padia, Kurukonda and Mathili have been completely cut-off after nine bridges […]

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Cyclone Fani: 2 EVM strong rooms to be relocated

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission has taken adequate precautionary measures to avoid possible damages to polled Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in view of the expected landfall of Cyclone Fani on Friday. Besides, the Collectors of all the districts which are expected to be affected by the cyclone have been directed to take measures to prevent entry of […]

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Ahead of General Elections, Odisha Govt Effects Major Bureaucratic Reshuffle

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the 2019 polls, the Odisha government on Saturday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle. As many as seven IAS officers have either been transferred or given additional charges. As per the notification issued by the General Administration department on Saturday, Bishnupada Sethi, who is presently serving as the Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Higher Education Department […]

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Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Govt announces Rs 375 cr assistance

Bhubaneswar: The state government today announced to provide Rs 375 crore relief package to people and areas affected in Cyclone ‘Titli’ and the subsequent floods. After the State Disaster Management Authority meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi informed about the distribution of funds that […]

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Titli Aftermath: SRC pegs property loss at Rs 2,765 cr

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today pegged the loss suffered due to Cyclone Titli and the resultant flood at around Rs 2,765 crore stating that the loss amount could increase as the final reports are yet to come. Sethi informed that a total of 8,125 villages under 128 blocks of 17 districts have been […]

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SRC confirms 26 deaths due to Cyclone Titli-related incidents

Bhubaneswar: A day after the State unit of BJP accused Odisha government of hiding actual figures on casualties in cyclonic storm Titli, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today accepted that 26 persons lost their lives in different districts due to the cyclone-related incidents. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar today, Sethi informed that of the […]

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Collectors On Alert Though Flood Situation So Far Is Normal: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi has asked the district Collectors in Mahanadi system to remain alert and take precautionary measures in view of the excess floodwater being released from the Hirakud Dam. However, he has also stated the situation at present as ‘normal’. On the possibilities of a flood situation in different districts coming […]

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Four districts worst-affected by rain, says SRC

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha continues to battle flood-like conditions with most districts under water, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today tagged four districts as worst-affected. “Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur districts have been the worst affected, but the situation is under control,” informed Sethi during a presser. Malkangiri was the worst hit recording highest average rainfall […]

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Amid looming flood threat, Odisha put on alert

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held discussions with the concerned officials today and reviewed the possible flood situation in the State, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi. “A review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister was held on tackling the possible flood situation. CM directed all the district collectors to remain alert and take all […]

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CM asks govt functionaries to gear up for possible flood situation

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed government functionaries and district administration to be prepared for a possible flood situation. Patnaik, during a review meeting at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar asked the administration to be on high alert. “7.5 lakh cusecs water will flow through Munduli barrage by 3 pm due to which a […]

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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 […]

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Central team takes stock of bird flu in Kerang

Khurda: A three-member Central team today visited Kerang village in Khurda district to review the dimension of bird flu. The team, after a meeting with district collector Niranjan Sahu, went to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Kerang village and examined its healthcare facilities. The team later directed the Health officials to engage Health Workers […]

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