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Tenure of senior IAS Officer Asit Kumar Tripathy will end with effect from December 31, 2020

Bhubaneswar:23/12/20: The tenure of senior IAS Officer Asit Kumar Tripathy will end soon as the Chief Secretary of Odisha as the Government has approved his retirement with effect from December 31, 2020.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the General Administration & PG Department today.

The 1986-batch IAS officer Asit Kumar Tripathy was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Odisha with effect from August 19, 2019, replacing Aditya Prasad Padhi.

Prior to his appointment to the post, Tripathy was serving as the Development Commissioner to the Government and Additional Chief Secretary in Home Department with additional charge as the Chief Administrator in Koraput-Balangir-Kalahandi (KBK) region.

A native to Balangir district, he has been working with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik since March 2000.

Senior IAS officers Suresh Mohapatra and Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra are the frontrunners for the Chief Secretary post in Odisha, said sources.

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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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