Manoj Ahuja takes charge as Odisha Chief Secretary 

Bhubaneswar: Manoj Ahuja Sunday took charge as Odisha Chief Secretary at Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

Ahuja, a 1990-batch IAS officer, succeeded Pradeep Kumar Jena whose term following six-month extention ends today.

On repatriation from Govt of India, Ahuja was named Chief Secretary of the state Friday.

In addition to serving as a Chief Secretary, Ahuja will also serve as Secretary to the General Administration and Public Grievance Department.