The chief minister will complete visits of 30 districts well before 2024 polls are announced
The 2000-batch IAS officer, who sparked several controversies and was accused of violating the service rule, had taken voluntary retirement from government service on October 23 this year.
The SAMALEI scheme envisages beautification and development of the 16th century Maa Samaleswari temple along the lines of Jagannath temple in Puri and Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar.
A master plan for extending the service to other areas of the capital, Khurda, Puri and Cuttack is being prepared by DMRC
The state is waiting for his next move after resigning from the Indian Administrative Service — the new position in the cabinet rank is deemed to be just a stop-gap arrangement.
This was Pandian’s first review on assuming the new assignment after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service.
The association members said Pandian spearheaded the transformation of the state by realising the vision of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The canny political maneuver of Naveen has taken the wind out of the sail of the principal opponent BJP which ahead of the big polls targeted him on multiple fronts by attacking Pandian.
Pandian will directly work under the chief minister, as chairman 5T (transformational initiatives) and Nabin Odisha in the rank of cabinet minister.
In a move that came as no surprise, the power centre of Naveen Patnaik govt took voluntary retirement on Monday from All India Civil Services cementing speculations over a full-time political role.
With the 2024 elections barely months away, Pandian’s retirement has given shape to a big churn in Odisha politics.
5T secretary VK Pandian on Monday had an interaction with employees of the LAccMI scheme and advised them to give top priority to security of the passengers.
The agency constructing the Sri Setu work and JBPC was instructed to complete the project on time by December.
The decision has been taken by the administration following stiff opposition by the temple trust board to its proposal for the demolition of the existing shrine and construction of a new temple.
He reviewed the progress of the ongoing project to develop the temple and provide better facilities to devotees.
CM Naveen Patnaik has approved inclusion of 76 higher secondary schools and 50 degree colleges of Jajpur under the 5T transformation programme at a cost of Rs 61.5 crore.
He expressed satisfaction over the progress of grievance redressal in the district.
The 5T secretary said an elected representative did not want people to return home during the pandemic
Pandian reviewed the ongoing development project at Jayadev Pitha and directed its completion as per project timelines.
This was informed by 5T secretary VK Pandian while interacting with students of colleges in the district at Janata Maidan here.