Bhubaneswar: Though belatedly, the Odisha ministers got their private secretaries.
Finance and excise minister Niranjan Pujhari has got BDA administrative officer Anjan Kumar Das as his new PS while Agriculture & higher education minister Arun Sahu has got Debasis Singh as his new PS.
The other PS appointed are:
Saroj Kumar Sahu–Revenue & Disaster Management minister Sudam Marandi
Chinmoy Kumar Acharya- Health & Family Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das
Bijaya Kumar Swain-Energy, industries, home and MSME minister Dibya Sankar Mishra
Manasa Ranjan Padhi-Tourism, Odia language, literature & culture minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi
Sukanta Kumar Pradhan -I & PR and water resources minister Raghunandan Das
Kailash Chandra Das- Sports and Youth Affairs, Electronics & IT minister Tushar Kanti Behera
Kali Prasanna Mohapatra- PS to Steel & Mines, Works minister Prafulla Mallick
Prabir Khillar- OSD to steel and mines minister Prafulla Mallick
Rasmi Ranjan Sahu-Science & Technology, public enterprises, social security minister Ashok Chandra Panda.
Dipti Ranjan Behera-Forest and environment & Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Arakhu
Saroj Kumar Rout- Food supply and consumer welfare minister Ranendra Pratap Swain
Manmohan Barik-Commerce & transport minister Padmanabha Behera
Suraranjan Pradhan-Pancyatiraj & Water Resources, Urban & Housing, Law minister Pratap Jena
Pradip Kumar Rout-Labour, ESI & Rural Development minister Sushant Singh
Pramod Kumar Mishra-Women & Child Development minister Tukuni Sahoo
Arup Kumar Sahoo-SC, ST & OBC minister Jaganath Sirka
Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra-School & Mass Education minister Samir Das
Gourahari Behera-Skill development & Technical Education minister Premananda Nayak
SK Zamiruddhin-Handloom & Textile minister Padmini Dian
Pratap Chandra Hota-Government chief whip Pramila Mallick
The parliamentary affairs department has appointed the PS from OAS cadres.