VK Pandian
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Naveen to tour dists with VK by side

The chief minister will complete visits of 30 districts well before 2024 polls are announced

published on : 30th November 2023
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Former bureaucrat and CM Naveen Patnaik's trusted aide VK Pandian joins BJD

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.

published on : 27th November 2023
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5T chairman VK Pandian sets December 31 date for SAMALEI plan

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.

published on : 10th November 2023
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Bhubaneswar metro rail to roll in 4 yrs: Govt

A master plan for extending the service to other areas of the capital, Khurda, Puri and Cuttack is being prepared by DMRC

published on : 30th October 2023
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The ‘4 am officer’ VK Pandian is Odisha's man of the moment

 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.

published on : 29th October 2023
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Odisha: VK Pandian reviews Srimandir Parikrama project

This was Pandian’s first review on assuming the new assignment after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service.

published on : 29th October 2023
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Odisha govt service associations extend support to Pandian

The association members said Pandian spearheaded the transformation of the state by realising the vision of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

published on : 28th October 2023
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Pandian saga bears Naveen’s trademark shock & awe move

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.

published on : 26th October 2023
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Enter politics now: Opposition BJP and Congress to Pandian after voluntary retirement

Pandian will directly work under the chief minister, as chairman 5T (transformational initiatives) and Nabin Odisha in the rank of cabinet minister.

published on : 24th October 2023
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VK Pandian, close aide of Odisha CM, appointed Chairman 5T in Cabinet minister rank

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.

published on : 24th October 2023
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Odisha: Naveen Patnaik's blue-eyed boy VK Pandian quits IAS, likely to join politics

With the 2024 elections barely months away, Pandian’s retirement has given shape to a big churn in Odisha politics.

published on : 23rd October 2023
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Bus services under LAccMI to be launched in six districts from Oct 12

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.

published on : 10th October 2023
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December date for Srimandir heritage corridor project

The agency constructing the Sri Setu work and JBPC was instructed to complete the project on time by December.

published on : 7th October 2023
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Chandi Mandir revamp will ensure no alteration to original structure  

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.

published on : 6th September 2023
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Jajpur MCH to operate from next year: 5T secy VK Pandian

He reviewed the progress of the ongoing project to develop the temple and provide better facilities to devotees.

published on : 2nd September 2023
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5T secretary VK Pandian advises students to focus on personality

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.

published on : 30th August 2023
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5T secretary reviews projects during whirlwind tour of three districts in Odisha

He expressed satisfaction over the progress of grievance redressal in the district.

published on : 27th August 2023
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MLA conspired against his own people: VK Pandian

The 5T secretary said an elected representative did not want people to return home during the pandemic

published on : 26th August 2023
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Rs 40 crore to be spent on 429 periphery roads in Bhubaneswar

Pandian reviewed the ongoing development project at Jayadev Pitha and directed its completion as per project timelines.

published on : 24th August 2023
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Odisha CM has okayed Rs 67 cr for college transformation: Pandian

This was informed by 5T secretary VK Pandian while interacting with students of colleges in the district at Janata Maidan here.

published on : 22nd August 2023
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