The Odisha government today effected a major reshuffle in the IAS cadre and also changed Collectors of eight districts as part of the exercise.
Senior bureaucrat Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra (1988 batch) has been posted as Principal Secretary Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department. He would also remain in charge of the Special Relief Commissioner and Managing Director of Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority, a notification issued by the general administration department said.
1991-batch IAS Madhusudan Padhi, has replaced P K Mohapatra as the Secretary of rural development department with additional charge of MD, OMFED.
2003-batch IAS Dhiren Kumar Patnaik has been posted as Additional Secretary, agriculture department and his batch mate Srikanta Prusty, Director OTELP, Bhubaneswar, has been posted as Director, Horticulture.
Eight District Collectors and four PD DRDAs have also been changed in today’s reshuffle. 2007-batch IAS Balwant Singh, Collector of Sambalpur, has been posted as Director of Technical Education and Training, Cuttack with the additional charge of Director, Industries.
2006-batch IAS Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar, presently posted as District Magistrate and Collector of Deogarh, has been posted as DM and Collector of Rayagada.
2008-batch IAS Yamini Sarangi, DM and Collector of Kandhamal, has been posted as DM and Collector of Jagatsinghpur, while her batch mate M Muthu Kumar, DM and Collector of Bolangir, has been posted as Joint Secretary, Higher Education department.
D Prasanth Kumar Reddy (2009-batch IAS), DM and Collector of Malkangiri, has been posted as Joint Secretary, Health and Family Welfare department with the additional charge of Commissioner, Food Safety.
Bijay Ketan Upadhyay, DM and Collector of Jagatsinghpur, has been posted as Director, Fisheries. 2010-batch officer Mansi Nimbhal, posted as Director, Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disability, has been given additional charge of Director SCERT.
Ashis Thakare, PD, DRDA, Ganjam, has been posted as DM and Collector of Bolangir.
Samarth Verma, presently working as project director DRDA Koraput, has been posted as DM and Collector of Sambalpur. Raghu G has been posted as DM and Collector of Kandhamal.
K Sudarshan Chakravarthy, ADM Rourkela, has been posted as DM and Collector of Malkangiri. Arindam Dakua has been posted as DM and Collector of Nayagarh.
IAS Subham Saxena, presently posted as Sub-Collector of Baliguda, has been posted as PD DRDA, Mayurbhanj. Monisha Banerjee, posted as Sub-Collector of Dharmagarh, has been posted as ADM Rourkela-cum-Administrator of Rourkela Municipal Corporation. Madhusmita Sahoo, Sub-Collector of Jeypore, has been posted as PD DRDA of Koraput.
Kulange Vijay Amruta, presently working as Sub-Collector of Bonei, has been posted as PD DRDA of Ganjam. Gavali Parag Harshad, Sub-Collector of Nabarangpur, has been posted as PD DRDA of Malkangiri.
Three senior OAS officers, Sashi Bhusan Padhi, Special Secretary of Higher Education Department, has been posted as Registrar, Cooperative Societies, while Purna Chandra Pathy, Additional Secretary of Heath and Family Welfare department, was posted as DM and Collector, Deogarh.
Jagannath Mohanty, DM and Collector Rayagada, has been posted as Skill Development and Technical Education department, the notification added.