Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (PTI) Odisha government tonight named senior IAS officer Aditya Prasad Padhi as the new Chief Secretary in important bureaucratic reshuffle.
A notification issued by the general administration department said Padhi, a 1983 batch officer, would formally take charge from incumbent Chief Secretary G C Pati who retires on November 30.
Padhi is presently working as Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister.
"I am very happy over the development. Like all officers, I too had a desire to reach the top post. I will try to do justice to the post," Padhi told reporters.
Development Commissioner U N Behera has been appointed as the new Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister in place of Padhi.
1984-batch officer R Balakrishnan, working as the Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, has been appointed as the new Development Commissioner in place of Behera.
1986-batch officer Vishal Dev has been appointed as the new Special Secretary, Finance, the notification said. PTI AAM SUS PRM