‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Aditya Prasad Padhi (IAS:1983:OR) has emerged as the first choice of Odisha Chief Minister for the coveted post of Chief Secretary. The incumbent CS, Gokul Chandra Pati (IAS:1978:OR), is set to superannuate on November 30. Reportedly, Pati’s name has been finalised as next CIC, Govt of Odisha.
Though Ms Anita Agnihotri’s (IAS:1980:OR) name has also been doing rounds but presently she is serving at Centre as Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment and has only 11 months in hand in her superannuation.
Keep guessing till the next CS is appointed formally.