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Odisha government effected a minor reshuffle in the IAS cadre

Bhubaneswar:8/9/18: The Odisha government on Friday effected a minor reshuffle in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre transferring five officials working in different posts.

According to the notification issued by the general administration and public grievance department, the officials have been given new assignments by the order of the Governor.

Higher education director Dhiren Khuar Patnaik has been appointed as the additional commissioner of Gopabandhu Academy of Administration, Bhubaneswar.

The post of additional commissioner of Gopabandhu Academy is declared equivalent in status and responsibility to the post of additional secretary to the government provided in the IAS cadre of the state, the notification stated.

Ratnakar Rout, a 2005 batch IAS, currently posted as the managing director of Odisha Small Industries Corporation, has been appointed as Chief Executive of Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA). The additional appointment of Roopa Mishra, a 2004 batch IAS, as chief executive of OREDA shall stand terminated from the date Rout takes over.

Sarat Chandra Nayak, the present vice-chairman of Cuttack Development Authority, has been appointed as the commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

B Parameswaran, a 2008 batch IAS, currently posted as joint secretary to the higher education department has been appointed as director of the higher education department.

Swadha Dev, posted as the deputy secretary to planning and convergence department, has been appointed as additional commissioner of Bhubaneswar Development Authority.

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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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