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Odisha Governor approved the appointment of Aditya Prasad Padhi as the State Election Commissioner

Bhubaneswar:14/8/19: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal today approved the appointment of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi as the State Election Commissioner.

He today submitted his Voluntary Retirement (VR) application to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. His tenure was to end on February, next year.

“I have urged the CM to accept my application. Instead of a 90-day notice period, I have sought approval to take charge as State Election Commissioner on August 19,” he said.

Padhi, a 1983 batch IAS officer, was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Odisha in November, 2015.

The bureaucrat was also serving as Chief Development Commissioner and Chairman of Odisha State Pollution Control Board.

During his tenure as the Chief Secretary of Odisha, he had played major role in organising ‘Make in Odisha’ conclaves, Single Window Portal for facilitating investments in the state and hosting the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.

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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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