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10 senior IAS officers who were given additional responsibility of managing COVID-19 related work have been relieved

Bhubaneswar:5/6/20: As many as 10 senior IAS officers who were given additional responsibility of managing COVID-19 related work have been relieved from the duty and asked to attend to their primary administrative responsibilities.

“Some of the senior officers engaged in COVID duty have been spared to attend to their original administrative responsibilities. They performed very well under trying circumstances. We thank them for their dedication,” Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy tweeted.

The officers are:

Surendra Kumar, Principal Secretary in the Water Resources Department was entrusted with the responsibility of Nodal Officer for supply and movement of essential commodities.

Vishal Kumar Dev, Sports & Youth Services department commissioner-cum-secretary was given the responsibility of OSD to chief secretary and special secretary to Health and Family Welfare Department.

Dr Krishan Kumar, SJTA chief administrator and Works department commissioner-cum-secretary was in-charge of COVID-19 Digital Response System for operation of 104 call center and the website for mandatory registration of foreign returnees to Odisha.

Aravind Agarwal, Director of WCD Department and Mission Shakti was assisting principal secretary of Health and Family Welfare department in COVID-19 related matters.

Tourism Director Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav was given additional responsibility for OSD to the chief secretary.

OSEPA State project director Bhupendra Singh Poonia was also assisting principal secretary of Health and Family Welfare department in COVID-19 related matters.

Odisha Skill Development Authority CEO Rashmita Panda was also assisting principal secretary of Health and Family Welfare department in COVID-19 related matters.

Similarly, Principal Secretary to Labour & ESI Department Anu Garg was given the responsibility of IEC activities and COVID-19 related training. OMC MD and Sports Director R Vineel Krishna was given the responsibility of OSD to Chief Advisor of CMO.

Earlier in the day, senior bureaucrat Hemant Sharma who is currently serving as the Principal Secretary of Industries Department with additional charge of MSME Department Principal Secretary was removed from COVID-19 related purchase job.

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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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