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Election Commission of India Transfers 2 DMs, 1 IG & 5 SPs Ahead Of Elections In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: 2/4/24:The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued a letter to the Odisha Chief Secretary, directing for the immediate transfer of several IAS and IPS officers in various districts of Odisha before the ensuing 2024 elections.

Accordingly, two Collectors, five SPs, and one IG have been asked to be immediately transferred to non-election-related posts.

Following is the list of officers transferred:

  • DM and DEO Cuttack Vineet Bharadwaj
  • DM and DEO Jagatsinghpur Parul Patwari
  • IPS Ashish Kumar Singh (IG Central)
  • Sundargarh SP Kanwar Vishal Singh
  • Khordha SP Jugal Kishore Banoth
  • Rourkela SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra
  • Berhampur SP S. Vivek Kumar
  • Angul SP Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra

The decision came after several political parties alleged bias on the part of several officers who were misusing their position and working for a particular party.

The ECI had earlier issued transfer orders for non-cadre officers who were posted at leadership positions as District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Deogarh and Cuttack Rural.

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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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