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Mission Shakti; New Department

Bhubaneswar: 2000 Batch IAS Sujata R Karthikeyan is new Secretary of the newly created Department of ‘Mission Shakti’ came into being on Tuesday.

Ms.Karthikeyan was Commissioner –cum- Director Mission Shakti, who was instrumental in phenomenal growth of Mission Shakti in Odisha.

After the State Cabinet approval, the  Department of General Administration and Pension and Grievances had amended the rules of business for this on 3 March 2021.

According to a notification of the GA & PG Department, Women and Child Development Department Minister Tukuni Sahu has been allocated the business of the new department .

As per the decision of the State Government, the Department of Mission Shakti will start functioning separately and the parent Department – Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti will be renamed as Women and Child Development Department.

The new Department will function in the Lok Seva Bhavan with its branches at Mission Shakti Bhavan, Pokariput, and Odisha Livelihoods Mission Buildings, SIRD Campus. Administrative control and management over Mission Shakti Bhavan will be vested with the new Department.

All other infrastructure and assets under the disposal of Directorate of Mission Shakti, OLM, and NULM related to SHG activities shall be under the administrative control and management of the new Department, the Government notification said.