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Ranjana Dev Sharma as the new ADG of Press Information Bureau (PIB), Odisha.

Bhubaneswar:9/1/18; The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has appointed 1991-batch officer of Indian Information Service (IIS) Ranjana Dev Sharma as the new ADG of Press Information Bureau (PIB), Odisha.

Apart from looking after PIB, she will also be in-charge of additional Press Registrar, Odisha region.

This is for the first time that an officer of the rank of Additional Director General has been posted in the State. Sharma will be overall in-charge of all the field publicity units in the State.

The ADG has been asked to undertake a detailed exercise of rationalization of human and infrastructural resources of Directorate of Field Publicity, Songs and Drama Division (S&DD), Directorate of Advertising and Field Publicity (DAVP). T

he integration work will be completed in time-bound manner within six months. Meanwhile, I&B Secretary NK Sinha has written to Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi requesting him to provide requisite office space at Rourkela for the proposed Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB).

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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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