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Former Union Secretary gets MoS rank in Odisha

By IndianMandarins- 02 Aug 2021


Bhubaneshwar (02.08.2021): Odisha Chief Minister on Monday appointed former Union Secretary Upendra Tripathy (Retd IAS:1980:KN) as Advisor-cum-Working President and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan in the rank of Minister of State; a post that was lying vacant after the demise of educationist Bijaya Sahoo in June this year. Reportedly, Tripathy will also function as Principal Advisor (Education) to the Chief Minister. Tripathy is the first and founding Director General of International Solar Alliance.

He retired from the post of Union Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). He also served as an Advisor (Agriculture and Marine Products) in the Indian Embassy in Brussels.

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