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Suresh Mohapatra appointed as the new Chief Secretary and Chief Development Commissioner of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:25/12/20: Two days after a major reshuffle in IPS cadres in Odisha, senior IAS officer Suresh Mohapatra was appointed as the new Chief Secretary and Chief Development Commissioner of the State on Friday. He is the second senior-most IAS officer of Odisha cadre after Upendra Prasad Singh, sources said.

As per reports, Mohapatra will replace incumbent chief secretary Asit Tripathy who will assume charge of Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Chairman following superannuation. The latter will be principal Advisor to the chief minister on Tourism, agri-business, regional development, and industry.

Similarly, IAS Pradeep Jena who was in commission as the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) in Odisha has been appointed as the new Development Commissioner cum Additional chief secretary of the state.

On Wednesday, Odisha government transferred Nayagarh superintendent of police (SP) Pratyush Diwakar, a 2015 batch IPS officer, and appointed him as the Additional Inspector General (headquarters). Sidhartha Kataria, the current SDPO of Talcher, replaced Diwakar as the new SP of Nayagarh.

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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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