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V Karthikeya Pandian will also serve as Secretary to the Chief Minister’s Transformation and Initiatives

Bhubaneswar:25/2/20: V Karthikeya Pandian, Private Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, will also serve as Secretary to the Chief Minister’s Transformation and Initiatives (5T).

He was given the additional responsibility on Monday. A notification to this effect was issued after the Chief Minister gave his nod.

Pandian, a 2000 batch IAS officer has been working as the Private Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik since 2011. He is credited with efficient handling of Patnaik’s works.

With an aim to ensure better service delivery to public and ensure good governance, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, after assuming the office of Chief Minister for the fifth consecutive term in May has laid emphasis on 5Ts – Transparency, Teamwork, Technology, Time and Transformation – and advised the Ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats and Government officials to follow the mantra.

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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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