State Government effected few changes in State Bureaucracy as notified by the Department of General Administration and Public Grievances.
1988 Batch IAS Officer Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, who is now Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) has been given additional charge as ACS Revenue & Disaster management.
With 5 T Charter in operation, the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, which connects to people in land and revenue matter gets priority.
So in order to speed up reforms in the Department of Revenue & Disaster Management, services of an able Mandarin Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra has been roped in by the State Government.
Now the State Government will be able to utilize the services of an able administrator in a crucial sector, officials say.
1993 Batch IAS Nikunja Bihari Dhal had taken up several ground breaking reforms in the Department of Revenue & Disaster Management.
Now these reforms will be scaled up in a big way, admit insiders.
Mr.Dhal also an effective Mandarin has been assigned a crucial sector Health & Family Welfare as Principal Secretary.
He has also served in Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as Joint Secretary is having experience in this sector.
A change in Department of Commerce and Transport was necessary as 1990 batch IAS Gudey Srinivas was to be relieved for taking over Central Assignment.
Mr.Srinivas left on 2 January to take over as Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor of the Ministry of Consumer Welfare Food and Public Distribution.
Commerce and Transport Sector needs dynamism as Big Ticket Investments are expected and major investors are eyeing to invest in several Major Ports.
So 1997 Batch IAS Pramod Kumar Meherda has been appointed as Secretary Commerce and Transport.
Dr.Meherda has been given additional charge of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment.
Dr.Meherda was one of the longest serving Secretary Health & Family Welfare and has quietly brought lot of change in the sector and formulated Flagship Programs like Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), which outsmarted Ayushman Bharat of Government of India.
Insiders say that as Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Saurabh Garg is tipped for a crucial Central Assignment, so Dr.Meherda, who has long experience in Agriculture Sector has been given additional charge as Special Secretary.
Officials say that Dr.Garg name has been sent to Union Government for consideration and he is expected to get an assignment soon.
1996 Batch IPS Arun Bothra has been additionally assigned CMD OSRTC charge as he is CEO CRUT, which is looking after Urban Transport.
Mr.Bothra is also CEO CESU, which has been decided to handed over to Tata Power very soon.
2014 Batch IAS Yeddula Vijay has been serving as Commissioner Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) has been shifted to Planning & Convergence as Deputy Secretary.
2016 Batch IAS Dibya Jyoti Parida finally appointed Commissioner Rourkela Municipal Corporation(RMC).
On promotion Mr.Parida was appointed Deputy Secretary Health & Family Welfare and OSD National Health Mission.
However in 2 January notification he has also been assigned CEO Rourkela Smart City also.