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Odisha Chief Minister suspended six officers from service

Bhubaneswar:4/11/19:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday suspended six officers from service and withheld pension benefit of five of them for corruption.

This is part of the ongoing drive by Naveen government which stressed zero tolerance towards corruption. As part of the drive, 44 officers were placed under suspension in the past two months. While pension of 11 officials were permanently stopped, ten were given compulsory retirement.

Those who have been suspended today are Rabindra Kumar Das, assistant engineer, PWD (Kudulugumma block, Malkangiri), Buddhiram Suniani, JE(Dhankuda block, Sambalpur), Suresh Chandra Mishra, Progress Assistant(Papadahandi block,Nabarangpur), Hemant Kumar Panda, Forest Range Officer( Working Plan, Angul), Pruthivraj Lenka, Assitant Executive Engineer, (PWD-NH dvn, Berhampur) and Sushil Kumar Seth, Assistant Engineer, Irrigation dept(Hatadiha block, Keonjhar).

The retired OAS officials whose pensions were discontinued are- Naveen Seth, former executive officer, Bargarh municipality, Sanatan Sethi, former BDO, Khandapara block, Nayagarh and Purandar Pujari, former RTO, Koraput.

The other retired officials are Niranjan Jena, assistant engineer, PWD, Bonai, Sundargarh and Pitambar Pratihari,JE, Khunta block, Mayurbhanj.

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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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