Bhubaneswar, August 19 (LocalWire): The 1986-batch IAS officer Asit Tripathy who assumed charge as the chief secretary of the state has underscored the need for steadfast implementation of the 5T action plan for ensuring that the government reaches out to the doorsteps of people living at the fringes.
“Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has laid emphasis on the 5Ts of transparency, teamwork, technology, time and transformation to accelerate governance and development of people.
As a chief secretary, my foremost duty will be to ensure its proper implementation so that people will reap the benefit of better governance,” Tripathy told the reporters after assuming charge today.
A law graduate who has an M. Phil in political science under his belt, Tripathy is the twelfth person to serve as the chief secretary during Naveen Patnaik’s 19-year long uninterrupted stint as the state chief minister.
An alumnus of Rajendra College in Bolangir, he later went for his higher studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.
He also completed his MBA from Ljubljana-based International Center for Promotion of Enterprises, an intergovernmental organisation set up by the UN.
Tripathy, an avid lover of tennis, had earlier also headed the Odisha Tennis Association.
Meanwhile former chief secretary, Aditya Prasad Padhi today assumed charges as the State Election Commissioner.