Bhubaneswar: VK Pandian, private secretary to chief minister Naveen Patnaik, has been given the additional charge of secretary 5Ts.

The 2000-batch Odisha cadre IAS officer will look after the chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s new initiatives to transform the state into New Odisha with 5Ts–Teamwork, Transperency, Time, Technology and Transformation.

Pandian has been holding the post of private secretary to chief minister Naveen Patnaik since May 2011. He served as collector Mayurbhanj and Ganjam before.

The chief minister, who had emphasised on 3Ts –Teamwork, Transparency and Tehcnology during his fourth term, has added two more Ts– Time and Transformation — to it during the his fifth term. Recenlty, he had advised his ministers, MLAs and officers to inculcate teh 5Ts manatras to build a New Odisha.