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After voluntary retirement, Odisha CM's private secy gets Cabinet Minister rank

Bhubaneswar: V KPandian, the former aide to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, has been appointed Chairman 5T (Transformational Initiatives) with therankof acabinetminister, an official notification said on Tuesday.

The development comes less than 24 hours after Pandian took voluntary retirement from government service.

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“Shri V KPandianis hereby appointed as Chairman 5T (Transformational Initiatives) and Nabin Odisha in therankofCabinetMinister.Pandianshall work directly under the ChiefMinister,” the General Administration and Public Grievance Department said.

Pandianjoined the ChiefMinister’s Office (CMO) in 2011, and since then, he has been Patnaik’s private secretary.

AfterPatnaik became the chiefministerfor the fifth time in 2019,Pandianwas given additional responsibility of ‘5T secretary’ to implement some transformational initiatives in government departments.

(Published 24 October 2023, 04:28 IST)

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