Bhubaneswar: V Karthikeyan Pandian, private secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, has been given additional charge as secretary to CM’s Transformation and Initiatives (5Ts).
After assuming office as the CM of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term, Patnaik had given emphasis on 5Ts-Teamwork, Transparency, Time, Technology and Transformation.
As the 5T secretary, Pandian will be looking after the effective implementation of the CM’s vision.
2000-batch Odisha cadre IAS officer was appointed as the private secretary to the
CM in May 2011. Prior to this, he had served as the Ganjam district collector.