Jugal Kishore Mohapatra is Odisha`s new chief secretary

Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Jugal Kishore Mohapatra has been appointed as Odisha`s new chief secretary, an official said Sunday.

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2013, 16:21 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Jugal Kishore Mohapatra has been appointed as Odisha`s new chief secretary, an official said Sunday.

Mohapatra, a 1979 batch IAS officer, who was serving as the state`s development commissioner, succeeds Bijay Kumar Patnaik who retires June 30. Mohapatra, 57, is scheduled to take charge July 1.

After his retirement, Patnaik would serve as the chairman of Odisha`s Staff Selection Commission which carries out recruitment and select candidates for different state government posts.

The government has also effected a reshuffle at the senior level of state bureaucracy, the official said.

IANS