Bhubaneswar: Odisha cadre IAS officer Injeti Srinivas has been posted as secretary Corporate Affairs. The 1983 batch officer was the Sports secretary. He has been replaced by 1983 batch UP cadre IAS officer Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar.
Srinivas was in news in the state recently for it was he who offered the Odisha government to host the the 22nd Asian Athletic Championship 2017 in the state. The Naveen Patnaik government showcased its organising prowess by organizing the international sports meet with all grandeur and gathered accolades from all quarters. The sports even, in fact, was awarded to Jharkhand. After Jharkhand government expressed its inability to organise such a big event, Odisha took the challenge and made all the preparations for the event within 90 days.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi has effected a major reshuffle in the union secretary level. The other senior IAS officers transferred are Ajay Narayan Jha(Expenditure Secretary), CK Mishra(Environment & Climate Change), Preeti Sudan (Health), Alok Srivastava(Justice), Gopal Krishna(Shipping), Ravi Kant(Food & Public Distribution), KV Eapen (Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances) , and Shakuntala Gamlin(Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities). Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, the first lateral entry at the secretary level post in the government , has been designated secretary to the ministry of Ayush for three years on a contract basis.