Bhubaneswar:17/7/20: Siddhanta Das, an expert member of National Green Tribunal (NGT) and former DG (Forests) has been appointed the Chairman of Odisha Real Estate Regulatory Authority.
The position of the chairman was vacant since May 11 after former chairman Amiya Mohapatra had resigned from his post in February.
Das a retired IFS officer served 4 years as Secretary of Odisha State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and made a mark for strict enforcement of Environment Laws. He also served for 2 years as Project Director of a Food Security programme for selected tribal populace taken up under World Food Programme (WFP), a branch of the United Nations.
After retirement, he has joined the National Green Tribunal as an Expert Member with effect from January 1.