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Simanchala Dash from Odisha has been appointed as the Advisor to Executive Director IMF

Bhubaneswar:20/9/20: Senior IRS Officer and ED’s Principal Special Director Simanchala Dash from Odisha has been appointed as the Advisor to Executive Director in International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC) approved the proposal for the appointment of Simanchala Dash as an advisor to Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC for a period of 3 years, informed the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions yesterday.

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the Odia IRS officer for his new appointment and responsibilities. Earlier, the 1988-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer had served as the private secretary to then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley till July 2017. Later, he was shifted to the Income Tax Department. In March 2018, Dash was appointed to a newly created post of Principal Special Director in the Enforcement Directorate (ED). In July this year, he got an extension to serve as the Principal Special Director for a period of one year with effect from March 22, 2020.

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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