The Odisha Government has given another key responsibility to its senior IAS officer, Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh as Information and Public Relation department as Commissioner-cum-Secretary.
As per the notification, his appointment as I&PR Secretary will be in addition to his current roles as Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Skill Development & Technical Education Department, and Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation.
A 1997 batch IAS officer, Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh is a Post Graduate in Economics from prestigious Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He has done specialisation in Development Economics and Monetary Economics.
Having worked in various capacities, Mr. Singh comes with vast administrative and managerial experience. He had been District Magistrate and Collector for a span of eleven years in five districts in the states of Odisha and Bihar. He also has vast experience in power sector as well as MD of Power generation and Transmission Company.
As Ganjam District Collector, his work was highly recognised and appreciated for effective implementation of all welfare schemes and for taking the administrative mechanism closer to the poor people effectively.
During his deputation in Bihar, he also worked as the Secretary to the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar. His dynamic and visionary approach of working for the state was also well appreciated by the chief of the state.