Sashibhusan gets Khurda, Balabhadra is Kalahandi DPC head
BHUBANESWAR: As expected, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced names of nine of his party MLAs to head as District Planning Committee (DPC) chairpersons.
The MLAs who have been appointed as DPC chairpersons include Balabadhra Majhi (Kalahandi), Ramesh Chandra Choupatnaik (Ganjam), Dr Nrisingha Charan Sahoo (Dhenkanal), Sushant Singh (Bargarh), Prashant Kumar Muduli (Jagatsinghpur), Hrusikesh Nayak (Keonjhar), Manohar Randhari (Nawrangpur), Sashi Bhusan Behera (Khurda) and Mahesh Sahoo (Angul).
The DPC chairpersons will be accorded minister of state status.
The Odisha cabinet on January 16 cleared the proposal for amendment of the Office of the Profit Act 1961 to enable the MLAs to be appointed as DPC chairpersons.
Chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi told reporters after the cabinet meeting, that the state government would soon issue an ordinance on the amendment cleared by the cabinet and in due course of time the Office of the Profit Act 1961 would be amended by the Assembly.