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Vineel Krishna Appointed Secy To Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar:1/1/21: In a major reshuffle in bureaucracy on the occasion of New Year, Odisha Government appointed IAS Officer R Vineel Krishna as the Special Secretary to Chief Minister.

The 2005-batch IAS officer is currently serving as the Managing Director of Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd with an additional charge of Director of Sports Department, MD of OMECL, and OSD in the office of the Chief Minister (COVID Management).

With fresh appointment, he is allowed to remain in an additional charge of Special Secretary to Government, Sports and Youth Services Department.

The Government also appointed 2007-batch IAS officer Balwant Singh, who is currently posted as the Collector of Puri district, as the MD of Odisha Mining Corporation replacing Vineel Krishna. In addition to his own duties, Singh is allowed to remain in an additional charge of MD of OMECL, Bhubaneswar.

In place of Balwant Singh, the State Government appointed Samarth Verma as the Collector of Puri district. The 2011-batch IAS officer is presently serving as the Collector of Kendrapara district.

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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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