TNI Bureau: In a big development, the Odisha Government has appointed former Lok Sabha MP and strong Tribal leader Pradeep Majhi as the Advisor of Special Development Council (SDC) that covers 9 districts – Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur and Malkangiri.
The SDC Advisor was lying vacant after Sujeet Kumar got elected to Rajya Sabha in 2020. According to sources, he will get the Cabinet Minister Rank.
The Government has also appointed Chairpersons/Advisors for various other posts today.
➡️ Minati Behera has been appointed as the Chairperson of Odisha State Commission for Women.
➡️ Kasturi Mohapatra is appointed as Editor, Utkal Prasanga and Odisha Review.
➡️ Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo – Chairperson, Odisha State Housing Board.
➡️ Pravat Aditya Mishra – Chairperson, APICOL.
➡️ D. Biswanath – Chairperson, Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation.
➡️ Lenin Mohanty – Chaiperson, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC).
➡️ Amresh Patri – Chaiperson, Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation.
➡️ Subash Moharana – Chairperson, Odisha State Cashew Development Corporation.
➡️ Bijaya Nayak – Chairperson, Odisha State Seeds Corporation.
➡️ Debashis Mohanty – Chairperson, Odisha Agro Industries Corporation.
➡️ Satyabrat Tripathy – Chairperson, Odisha Film Development Corporation.
➡️ Sreemayee Mishra – Chairperson, Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board.
➡️ Chinmaya Sahoo – Chairperson, Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd (OSIC).
➡️ Sangram Paikaray – Chairperson, Odisha Khadi & Village Industries Board.
➡️ Surendra Pradhan – Advisor, Odisha State Agriculture Marketing Board.
➡️ Kuna Bihari Das – Chairperson, Odisha State Youth Welfare Board.
➡️ Santosh Bej – Vice Chairman, Odisha Agro Industries Corporation.
➡️ Ramachandra Panda – Advisor, Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Depaertment.
➡️ Anubhav Patnaik – Advisor, E&IT Department.
➡️ Sudhir Das – Advisor, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY)
➡️ Nibedita Nayak – Advisor, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY)
➡️ Lopamudra Baxipatra – Advisor, Mission Shakti.
➡️ Gita Bastia – Advisor, Mission Shakti.
➡️ Sarojini Hembram – Advisor, ST &SC Development.
➡️ Sumitra Jena – Advisor, W&CD Department.
Members, Planning Board:
➡️ Dr. Ramesh Chandra Chyau Pattnaik (Member, Cabinet Minister Rank).
➡️ Dr. Prasanna Patsani (Member, Cabinet Minister Rank).
➡️ Sadhu Nepak (Member, MoS Rank)
➡️ Raghunath Naidu (Expert Member, District Planning Board, Ganjam)
➡️ Tumbanath Panda (Expert Member, District Planning Board, Ganjam)
➡️ Sarada Jena (Expert Member, District Planning Board, Jagatsinghpur)
➡️ Jitendra Mohanty (Expert Member, District Planning Board, Mayurbhanj)
➡️ Pabitra Panigrahi appointed as Chairperson, Ganjam Regional Improvement Trust.
➡️ Abanikanta Sahoo appointed as Chairperson, Talcher Angul Meramandali Development Authority (TAMDA)