After completing his tenure under central deputation, Asit Kumar Tripathy (IAS:1986:OR), Jt Secretary, Commerce, is all set to repatriate to the state of Odisha. Currently, he has moved on a two-month leave. Santosh Kumar Sarangi has been given the additional charge who has started occupying Tripathy’s offices as well. Sarangi (IAS:1994:OR) has been with Dept of Commerce after he got appointed as Joint Secretary on December 06, 2014.
Interestingly, if Odisha cadre bureaucracy posted in GoI are any guide, Tripathy is seen as future Chief Secretary of Odisha; sooner or later.