IAS Reshuffle: Arabinda Padhee new Agriculture Secretary


Bhubaneswar, August 3: The State Government on Wednesday effected a bureaucratic reshuffle in the State and appointed 1996 batch IAS officer Arabinda Kumar Padhee as the Principal Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Department.

According to a General Administration & Public Grievance Department notification, Padhee will also hold the additional charge of Principal Secretary, Department of Fisheries & Animal Resources Development.

Padhee has done Ph.D on Agriculture Research and served in this sector for a long time.

After successfully completing his tenure in Central Government and International Organization like ICRISAT as India Head, Padhee joined State Government on Tuesday.

Similarly, 1995 batch IAS officer Bishnupada Sethi was appointed as the Principal Secretary, Higher Education. He will also continue as the Principal Secretary, Commerce & Transport Department.

Aswathy S, who returned after successful tenure of Central Deputation has been appointed as Secretary School and Mass Education.

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Information & Public Relation Department has been appointed as Principal Secretary, Rural Development .

He will continue to hold additional charge of Principal Secretary, Information & Public Relation Department, Vice-Chairman, Bhubaneswar Development Authority and MD, Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd.

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