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JK Tripathy Appointed As Chief Information Commissioner Of Odisha Information Commission

Bhubaneswar:23/9/21: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal today appointed Retired IPS Jalada Kumar Tripathy as State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of the Odisha Information Commission.

Based on a recommendation done by the State government, Lal appointed Tamil Nadu-cadre retired IPS Tripathy as the CIC in pursuance to the sub section (3) of Section-15 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005).

A selection committee chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a virtual meeting on September 21 to finalise its recommendation for the CIC post. Opposition Leader Pradipta Naik and Law Minister Pratap Jena were also present in the meeting.

Tripathy retired as Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu on June 30, 2021. He also served as the Chennai Police Commissioner.

Retired Indian Revenue Service officer Sunil Mishra occupied the post of the CIC till August 15, 2021. The post was lying vacant since then.

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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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