In another major reshuffle at the bureaucratic level in a couple of days, the State Government on Saturday appointed IAS officer Gagan Kumar Dhal, who had resigned on Friday as Agriculture Production Commissioner, as the Chairman of the Odisha Forest Development Corporation Ltd (OFDC).
The OFDC Chairman post was declared as equivalent in status and responsibility to that of the Chief Secretary.
Besides, Forest and Environment Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra has been appointed as the Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary and Secretary of Planning and Convergence Department. He is to remain in additional charge of Working Chairperson of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Puri.
Sudershan Pal Thakur, Director General, Training Coordination, Gopabandhu Academy of Administration, is to remain in additional charge of Chief Administrator, KBK, Koraput in addition to his other duties.
Pradipta Mohapatra , Additional Chief Secretary, School and Mass Education Department has been appointed as Agriculture Production Commissioner. He is to remain in additional charge of Additional Chief Secretary, School and Mass Education Department.
Dr Mona Sharma, Principal Secretary of Rural Development Department is to remain in additional charge of Principal Secretary of Forest and Environment Department.
Sanjiv Chopra, Principal Secretary of Industries Department with additional charge of OMC Chairman is to remain additional charge of Principal Secretary of Home Department.
Manoj Kumar Mishra, CRC and Special Secretary of Commerce and Transport Department is to remain in additional charge of Secretary in-Charge, Electronics and Information Technology Department.
Rudra Narayan Palei, Special Secretary of Electronic and Information Technology Department has been appointed as Special Secretary of Revenue and Disaster Management Department.