Bhubaneswar,14/08/19:Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal today approved the appointment of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi as the State Election Commissioner.
Following this, Padhi will leave his post as the Chief Secretary. Besides, the names of top bureaucrats in order to fill in the shoes of Chief Secretary are coming up.
Padhi, a 1983 batch officer, is presently working as Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. He had taken over as the head of the bureaucracy on November 30, 2015.
Padhi has run the administration without any controversy because he is a stickler for perfection. He is respected by both officials and political circles.
Padhi was previously additional chief secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Padhi has been handling the CM’s office since 2010.