Bhubaneswar: While former Member of Parliament Kailikesh Narayan Singh Deo has been appointed Chairman, Odisha State Housing Board, former MP Prasanna Patsani and former legislator Ramesh Chandra Chayu Patnaik were on Sunday appointed Member of State Planning Board.
Senior BJD Leader Mr.Singh Deo represented Balangir Lok Sabha twice and has been active in Western Odisha Districts.
Both Dr.Patsani and Dr Chayau Patnaik have been given the rank of Cabinet Minister.
State Government today announced the appointments of new Advisors and Chairpersons of different Boards and Corporations.
Both Dr.Patsani and Dr.Chayau Patnaik were aspirants for Rajya Sabha seats during election to the Upper House. They have now been accommodated in the State Planning Board considering their long association and dedication for the party.
Another party leader Sadhu Nepak has also been appointed a Member in the State Planning Board in the rank of Minister of State.
Raghunath Naidu and Tumbanath Panda have been taken in as Expert Members in the District Planning Board Ganjam while Sarada Jena has been appointed Expert Member in the District Planning Board Jagatsinghpur and Jitendra Mohanty as Expert Member District Planning Board Mayurbhanj.
According to a release here Rama Chandra Panda has been appointed Advisor Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Department, Anubhav Patnaik, Sudhir Das, Nibedita Nayak have been appointed Advisors Biju Swasthya Kalyana Yojana (BSKY) and Dr. Pradip Majhi appointed as Advisor Special Development Council.
Dr. Lopamudra Buxipatra and Gita Bastia have been appointed Advisor Mission Shakti while Sarojini Hembram has been made Advisor ST &. SC Development, Sumitra Jena Advisor W&CD Department and Surendra Pradhan Advisor, Odisha State Agriculture Marketing Board.
Kasturi Mohapatra has been appointed Editor Utkal Prasanga and Odisha Review and Minati Behera has been appointed as Chairperson Odisha State Commission for Women.
Lenin Mohanty has been appointed Chairperson Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) while Pabitra Panigrahi has been appointed as Chairperson Ganjam Regional Improvement Trust, Abanikanta Sahoo has been appointed Chairperson Talcher Angul Meramandali Development Authority (TAMDA).
Among the PSU Chiefs, Pravat Aditya Mishra Chairperson Agricultural Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd., (APICOL), D Biswanath Chairperson Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation, Amresh Patri Chairperson Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation, Subash Moharana Chairperson Odisha State Cashew Development Corporation Ltd., Bijaya Nayak Chairperson Odisha State Seeds Corporation, Debasis Mohanty Chairperson Odisha Agro Industries Corporation, Satyabrat Tripathy Chairperson Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC), Srimayee Mishra Chairperson Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (OB & OCWW), Chinmaya Sahoo Chairperson Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (OSIC), Sangram Paikaray Chairperson Odisha Khadi & Village Industries Board, Kuna Bihari Das Chairperson Odisha State Youth Welfare Board and Santosh Bej Vice Chairman Odisha Agro Industries Corporation.