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Odisha cadre IAS officer Saurabh Garg will serve as CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India

Bhubaneswar:26/3/21: Odisha cadre IAS officer Saurabh Garg, currently serves as Principal Secretary of Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment, has been sent on central deputation.

The 1991-batch officer will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

Besides, Odisha cadre IAS officer Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Additional Secretary of the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, has been given additional charge of the post of Chairman, National Council for Teacher Education.

Odisha-born IES officer Chandrashekhar Mohapatra, who is currently posted as Additional Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, has been posted as Additional Secretary, GST Council Secretariat, Department of Revenue.

The Appointment Committee of Cabinet has approved the postings.

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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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