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Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, R. Balakrishnan, and Upendra Tripathy resigned

Bhubaneswar6/6/24:While BJD chief Naveen Patnaik’s 24-year tenure as Odisha CM came to an end as he submitted his resignation to Governor Raghubar Das at the Raj Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, Retired IAS officers —Suresh Ch Mohapatra & R Balakrishan, who were appointed as chief advisors to Naveen Patnaik, resigned.
According to reports, Patnaik’s three advisers Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, R. Balakrishnan, and Upendra Tripathy resigned after Patnaik submitted his resignation.
It is to be noted here that Upendra Tripathy was posted as the advior of the outgoing CM after his retirement. He was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Tripura after he worked in several important departments during Manik Saha’s tenure as the Chief Minister.
Likewise, the State government Suresh Chandra Mahapatra was posted as the Chief Secretary of Odisha after working in several important departments. Still, after his tenure as the Chief Secretary ended, the government extended his tenure for one more year and later, gave him the charge of Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC). Then he was posted as Patnaik’s advisor.
Likewise, Balakrishnan was also posted as Patnaik’s advisor following his retirement. He was the Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary (DC-cum-ACS) Planning and Convergence Department.

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