Bhubaneswar: Odisha cadre 1985 batch IAS officer Surendr Nath Tripathy has been appointed as the new additional secretary and FA in union agriculture, cooperation and farmers welfare department.

Tripathy was additional secretary and development commissioner in the union department of MSME. He was principal secretary Rural Development department in Odisha before being shifted to Delhi on Central deputation as joint secretary MSME in 2013. He was then elevated to additional secretary rank in the same department after being promoted to the rank of additional chief secretary.