The state government has appointed IAS Officer R Vineel Krishna as the Special Secretary to Chief Minister.
Krishna is currently serving as the Managing Director of Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd with additional charge of Director of Sports Department, MD of OMECL and OSD in the office of the Chief Minister (COVID Management).
He has also been given the additional charge of Special Secretary to Government, Sports and Youth Services Department along with the new appointment.
2007-batch IAS officer Balwant Singh, who is currently posted as the Collector of Puri district, has been appointed the MD of Odisha Mining Corporation replacing Vineel Krishna.
Singh will also remain in additional charge of MD of OMECL, Bhubaneswar.
Samarth Verma, who is currently serving as the Collector of Kendrapara district, will become the Collector of Puri district.
Md. Sadique Alam, the ED of CMGI, Bhubaneswar will assume the additional charge of Director, Industries. Reghu G, the current Director of Industries will step down.
Bhubaneswar Special ADM Parul Patawari, who is in-charge of Covid management, with additional charge of Additional Commissioner in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been appointed as the Deputy Secretary to Government, Works Department.
2015-batch IAS officer Amrit Ruturaj, the PD, Rayagada DRDA, has been appointed as the Collector of Kendrapara district.
Vishal Singh, the Special ADM in Khordha, has been appointed as the PD, DRDA of Jajpur district.
Besides, Rayagada Collector Pramod Kumar Behera (OAS officer), has been appointed as the Additional Secretary in Revenue & Disaster Management Department of Odisha Government.
The government has appointed Jagatsinghpur Collector Saroj Kumar Mishra as the Collector of Rayagada district.