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Odisha Government named 1986-batch IAS officer Asit Kumar Tripathy as the new Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar:15/8/19: Odisha Government today named 1986-batch IAS officer Asit Kumar Tripathy as the new Chief Secretary of the state.

He is presently serving as the Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Administrator KBK.

Born in Bolangir, Tripathy holds a degree in Master in Arts in Political Science and MPhil in LLB. Earlier, he has worked as energy secretary,  Home Secretary.

Works Secretary 2002 batch IAS officer Krishan Kumar along with his duties has also been appointed Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).

R Balakrishnan (Retd) will function as Chief Adviser to CMO with immediate effect.

IAS Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra has been appointed as Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC).

The order will be effective from August 19, 2019.

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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