Odisha’s Mrutyunjay Mohapatra appointed IMD DG

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has been appointed as the Director General of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.

Mohapatra will take charge on August 1 for a five-year tenure. He was holding the post of ASG prior to this promotion.

The 53-year-old scientist, who hails from Bhadrak district in Odisha, has an M.Sc in Physics from Utkal University and later joined the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Chandipur.