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Tag: Home Department

Yeshwant Kumar Jethwa
Major Shake-Up In Odisha IPS Cadre, Jethwa New Vigilance Director 

Yeshwant Kumar Jethwa  has been appoiinted as the Director, State Vigilance. The post was earlier held by Debasis Panigrahi, who recently succumbed to post-Covid-19 complications.

Saroj Kumar Mishra Posted As Jagatsinghpur Collector

Bhubaneswar: Saroj Kumar Mishra, who is presently additional secretary to Government, Home department, has been transferred and posted as collector and district magistrate of Jagatsinghpur district. He will replace Sangram Keshari Mohapatra, who has been transferred and posted as OSD, G.A. & P.G. Department. More details are awaited.

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 […]

Odisha govt extends tenure of chit fund inquiry commission

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has extended the tenure of the Justice MM Das Commission inquiring into the chit fund scam for six months, said an official on Friday. The tenure of the Commission was scheduled to end on August 4, a notification of the Home Department said. “State Government extends the tenure of the Commission […]

Odisha Secretariat
Odisha Secretariat Renamed As 'Lok Seva Bhawan'

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating that fulfilling the aspirations of people holds supreme place, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced that Sachivalaya or the State secretariat will now be called as ‘Lok Seva Bhawan’. “I am highly indebted to the people of the State and will continue to work hard to fulfill the aspirations of our people. […]

Increase patrolling on NHs, Transport dept urges Home

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport department has urged the Home department to increase patrolling on the National Highways in order to put a check on the rising number of accidents. The department, in a letter, requested for the filling up of vacancies required for the patrolling duty especially on the Jaleswar-Icchapuram, Bhubaneswar-Puri, Sambalpur-Sohelam, Manguli-Sambalpur and Sambalpur-Rourkela  […]

Sambalpur Custodial Death: Rs 3L compensation for kin of victim

Sambalpur: In a major development, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Home Department to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation in connection with the custodial death case where an under-trial prisoner died under mysterious circumstances at Jujumura in Sambalpur last year. As per sources, the Town Police […]

Bhadrak Unrest
Bhadrak unrest: Police stage flag march; Centre sends in force

Bhadrak: Though situation in the communally tense Bhadrak town is slowly clawing back to normal with no untoward incident being reported, palpable tension continues to prevail in view of which police staged a flag march today. The Centre today rushed 2,000 paramilitary personnel to Odisha to assist the local administration in maintaining law and order […]

Home ministry to take action against senior Odia IPS officer

Bhubaneswar: In response to the complaint lodged by an RTI activist against senior IPS officer of Odisha cadre on his gross misuse of power and authority, the Centre has sought a report in this connection from the state Home department. As per the complaint lodged by the RTI activist Jayant Das, Special DG of Odisha […]

SEC secy Rabindra Sahu
SEC recommends CB probe into Tarabha youth murder case

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today recommended Crime Branch probe into the murder of Salman Rout of Tarabha village under Sadar Police limits in Dhenkanal district on February 13 this year. The Commission has recommended the Home department for a Crime Branch probe into the case on the basis of the report of the […]

‘IG Operations, Intelligence Dir probing Sunki ghat blast’

Bhubaneswar/Koraput: A day after the landmine blast in Sunki ghat of Koraput in which eight personnel of Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) lost their lives, Home department Special Secretary Lalit Das today said IG Operations RP Koche and Intelligence Director Sunil Roy are probing the incident for which they are at present on a visit […]

Two senior IPS officers promoted to ADG rank

Bhubaneswar: The state government today promoted two senior Odisha cadre IPS officers Lalit Das and Binayanand Jha to the rank of Additional Director General (ADG) rank. According to a Home department notification, Special Secretary, Home, Lalit Das has been promoted to the ADG rank. However, he will continue in his present posting. Besides, Binayanand Jha, […]

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 […]

Minor reshuffle in senior OAS cadre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today effected minor reshuffle in the senior Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) cadre. According to a General Administration notification, Debendra Prasad Das and Ranjan Kumar Das have been posted as collector of Kendrapada  and Jajpur respectively. Apart from this, Hemant Kumar Padhi is the new director, Panchayati Raj while Debaraj Senapati will […]

Attack on Union Min: RDC submits probe report

Bhubaneswar: Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Northern Division Bhaskarjyoti Sharma today submitted his probe report on the recent attack on Union Textile Minister Santosh Gangwar’s convoy during his visit to Bargarh to the Home department. Notably, the convoy of the Union Minister was attacked by a group of workers of the ruling BJD workers while he […]

naveen patnaik
CM launches new web portal of Home dept

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched a newly web portal of the Home department at the State Secretariat here. Designed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the portal has been developed with accessibility guidelines so as to enable the differently-abled persons to see and hear the website. This is a bilingual website available in […]