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Minor reshuffle in IAS cadres:Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra appointed as the Chairman of OFDC

Bhubaneswar:16/10/21: In a minor reshuffle in IAS cadres, the Odisha government on Saturday appointed Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra as the Chairman of Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC).

.Meanwhile, IAS Parag Gupta, a 1988-batch IAS was appointed as the Additional Chief Secretary of the Public Enterprises Department.

Also, the Government appointed 1991-batch IAS, Vijay Arora as the Officer of Special Duty (OSD) of the General Administration and Public Grievance Department. Arora is working as the Principal Secretary of the Public Enterprises Department

. As per sources, PK Mohapatra who had been on leave since September 14 citing personal ground joined the office today. Mohapatra proceeded on leave (EL) for a period of 28 days till October 10 on personal grounds. Raj Kumar Sharma, Agriculture Production Commissioner was allowed to remain in charge of Health & FW Department in addition to his own duties during the absence of Mohapatra.

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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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