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Major bureaucratic reshuffle in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:224/17:In a major bureaucratic reshuffle in Odisha, the secretaries of various departments were given new assignments and more responsibilities here today.

In the latest reshuffle at secretary level, Rural Development Principal Secretary Madhusudan Padhi was appointed as the new Transport Commissioner and OMFED Managing Director Chandra Sekhar Kumar has been assigned as the Principal Secretary of Revenue.

While F&ARD Secretary Bishnupada Sethi was appointed as the Rural Development Secretary with additional charge of Special Relief Commissioner, Science & Technology Secretary VV YAdav was given the additional charge of Excise.

Sethi was replaced by Water Resources Special Secretary Vishal Gagan, who was appointed as the F&ARD Secretary with additional charge of OMFED MD.

Similarly, Horticulture Director Srikant Prusty was assigned the Higher Education department as Additional Secretary. Bhaskar Jyoti Sharma was appointed as the Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment Special Secretary.

Odisha Labour Commissioner Roopa Mishra was appointed as the Director-cum-Additional Secretary of Drinking Water and Sanitation with additional charge of CE, OREDA.

The government appointed Shelter Mission, Housing & Urban Development Director Jadav Sachin Ramachandra as the new New Labour Commissioner with additional charge of ESI Director and Member Secretary of Construction Workers Welfare Board.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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