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Odisha government appointed administrators for 65 urban local bodies

Bhubaneswar:30/9/18: The Odisha government appointed administrators for 65 urban local bodies (ULBs) and one municipal corporation following the end of its tenure on Saturday.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (5) of the section 401 of the Odisha Municipal Act, 1950 (Odisha Act, 23 of 1950), the state government appointed the administrators to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the respective municipalities/notified area councils (NACs) and its chairpersons during the interval period between expiry of the term of the office of the councillors of the civic bodies till the date of the first meeting of the newly elected councillors,” a statement issued by the state housing and urban development department said.

The collectors of Angul, Balasore and Bhadrak have been appointed as the administrators of the municipalities in their respective districts. Similarly, the collectors in Dhenkanal, Paralakhemundi, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Khurda, Koraput, Puri, Rayagada, Nayagarh and Malkangiri were also appointed as administrators. In some other districts, additional district magistrates and sub-collectors have been appointed administrators.

Moreover, Ganjam collector has been appointed as the administrator of Berhampur Municipal Corporation. The appointments have been made following the order of the Governor, the statement added.

About Ashok Palit

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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