Odisha: BJP demands expulsion of 5T Chairman VK Pandian for his active role in politics

Bhubaneswar, April 4: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded immediate expulsion of V Karthikeyan Pandian as Odisha 5T chairman. The acronym 5T stands for Teamwork, Transparency, Technology, Time, and Transformation. The government has introduced it as a governance model with an aim of improving administrative efficiency and ensuring efficient delivery of public services. […]

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BJP moves ECI over huge security cover for Odisha CM’s close aide VK Pandian

Bhubaneswar, March 30: A delegation of Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJD) on Saturday knocked the door of Election Commission of India (ECI) and lodged a protest against the State Government providing high security cover VK Pandian, a Tamil Nadu-born bureaucrat-turned Biju Janata Dal (BJD) politician. Pandian, a close aide of CM Naveen Patnaik, […]

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Odisha: Sapigen Biologix Vaccine plant to be commissioned by May; Pandian reviews work progress

Bhubaneswar, February 18: 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman VK Pandian on Sunday visited the Sapigen Biologix Vaccine plant at Odisha Biotech Park, Andharua, Bhubaneswar. The plant, which is in its final phase of commissioning, will have a capacity to produce 2.4 crore doses of different vaccines per day. With its full capacity, this facility in […]

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Day after his VRS, Naveen’s closest aide VK Pandian gets Cabinet rank post in Odisha Govt 

Bhubaneswar, October 24: Former IAS officer VK Pandian has been appointed as Chairman of 5T (Transformational Initiative) and ‘Nabin Odisha’ in the rank of Cabinet Minister. He will work directly under the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, said an official release. The development came a day after Centre approved voluntary retirement of the IAS officer. “Shri […]

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VK Pandian takes voluntary retirement, speculations rife about his possible political course

Bhubaneswar, October 23: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Private Secretary and trusted IAS officer VK Pandian took voluntary retirement. The VRS of the 2000 Odisha cadre IAS officer has been approved by the Department of Personnel Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. With Pandian taking VRS, speculations are rife now about his […]

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Odisha all set to welcome Deloitte & IBM in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneawar, August 22: Secretary to the Chief Minister (5T) VK Pandian on Monday visited the new BMC building at Satya Nagar and O Hub here to review the the progress and to ensure timely completion of the work required to have new development centres to be made operational by Deloitte and IBM, respectively. “The opening […]

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Odisha: Chief Secretary & Secretary to CM visit Rourkela

Rourkela, March 18: As directed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian on Friday visited Rourkela to review the progress of work on the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium and other development projects. Upon reaching Rourkela, the team first reviewed the progress of the Birsa […]

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Pandian reviews Puri Shreemandir Parikrama Project

Puri, February 5: Secretary to Chief Minister VK Pandian on Saturday visited Puri and reviewed the progress of Shreemandir Parikrama Project in the pilgrim city of Puri. Pandian went through the project site and reviewed its work status. He inspected the works being undertaken near the Paschima Dwara. The Shreemandir Parikrama project envisages a 75-meter […]

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Nrusinghanath & Harishankar Temples to be developed as tourist circuit; Lower Suktel Project to be expedited

Bolangir/Bhubaneswar, February 3: A high-level committee headed by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, on the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Wednesday visited Nrusinghanath Temple and Harishankar Temple and Lower Suktel Project site. Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) and Principal Advisor to CM on Tourism, Asit Kumar Tripathy, Secretary to Chief Minister (5T) VK Pandian […]

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Samaleswari Temple development project to be completed in 2 years

Sambalpur, January 19: As per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a high-level delegation led by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Tuesday visited and reviewed the beautification and periphery development work of Samaleswari Temple, the presiding deity of Sambalpur. The development project will be implemented under 5T initiative with a target for completion […]

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