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Lalit Das takes over as the new Director, Intelligence

Bhubaneswar:26/6/21:Lalit Das, an IPS officer of the 1992 batch, Additional DG, Headquarters has assumed charge as Director, Intelligence, Odisha Police last evening. Das is a senior police officer with a demonstrated history of working in various capacities handling multifarious responsibilities in Odisha Police. Honed in Analytical Skills, Government policies, Community Policing, and IT Strategy, Das is also pursuing his doctoral research now. He is a strong police service professional with a Police Executive program focused in Police studies and Management from University of Cambridge and University of Syracuse. An alumnus of IIT (Madras), IIM (Bangalore), and NIT (Rourkela), he was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal in the year 2004 at Sierra Leone, West Africa, an international decoration awarded by the United Nations to the various world countries members for outstanding performance in joint international military and police operations such as peacekeeping, humanitarian efforts, and disaster relief. His exemplary service in the United Nations Peace-keeping Mission in Sierra Leone led him to the UN Peace-keeping medal. He served with officers from different countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Jordan. UK, USA, Norway, Sweden, and India. 

He has also been awarded the President Police Medal for Meritorious service in the year 2008, President Police medal for distinguished service in the year 2016, DGP’s Disc, 2015-2016, and the Governor’s medal in 2016 apart from several other awards. A multi-faceted personality, Das is a fitness practitioner, an avid cyclist, marathon runner and has recently published his first collection of short stories,” Hata Muthare Jibana”, a Black Eagle Books, USA publication.

About Editor in chief

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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