Bhubaneswar: The Central government has approved the service period extension of Chief Secretary, Suresh Chandra Mahapatra for another six months.
The extension has been granted till February 28, 2023.
This is the second time the tenure of the CS got an extension.
The 1986 batch IAS officer had taken the charge as the new chief secretary of Odisha on January 1, 2021.
Born at Kansar village in Deogarh district in 1962, Mahapatra belongs to Keonjhar district. He passed matriculation from DN High School, Keonjhar, B. Sc. from Ravenshaw college in 1982, and MSc tech Applied Geology from ISM Dhanbad in 1985.
Mahapatra joined IAS in 1986 after a brief stint in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). After probation training in the Sambalpur district, he was posted as Sub Collector of Nuapada in Kalahandi district for 2 years from 1988 to 1990.