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T K Mishra named Orissa`s next chief information commissioner

Last Updated: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 20:46

Bhubaneswar: Former chief secretary Tarun Kanti Mishra was
Monday day named as the Orissa`s next chief information commissioner here, official sources said.

Mishra, who retired from the government service in
August, was selected at the state level selection committee
meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

He will replace D N Padhee, also a retired IAS

Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh, who is also a
member of the committee, however, opposed selection of an
ex-bureaucrat as the chief information commissioner.

"Patnaik has apparently made office of the information
commission a rehabilitation centre for retired officers,"
Singh alleged.

Earlier, Pramod Kumar Mohanty, a retired officer from
the Chief Minister`s Office (CMO), was given berth of a
commissioner at the office of the state information


First Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 20:46

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