Immediately after his retirement from the service as the Chief Secretary of the State, Debendranath Sarangi was on Monday appointed as Advisor to the State government, a post that has been newly created. Sarangi called on Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa following his appointment.
The appointment order issued to Sarangi said: “Sanction is accorded for the creation of a temporary post of Advisor in the grade of Chief Secretary to the government for a period of one year with effect from January 1, 2013. The orders regarding the terms and conditions of the appointment of Sarangi will be issued separately.”
Way back in 1989-90, during the DMK regime, former IAS officer S Guhan was appointed as Advisor to then CM M Karunanidhi.
Senior IAS officer Sheela Balakrishnan assumed charge as the 41st Chief Secretary of the State. Sarangi handed over charges to her on Monday. After assuming office, Sheela Balakrishnan called on the Chief Minister and took part in two meetings on the setting up of an integrated intellectual park in the DPI complex here and the works on the fly-over to be constructed near the Anna Arch at Arumbakkam.