Bhubaneswar: Senior bureaucrat Asit Tripathy, assumed the charge as the Chief Secretary of Odisha on Monday.
Prior to his joining as chief secretary, Tripathy was the Development Commissioner and also in-charge of the Home department and Chief Administrator of the KBK region.
Born in Bolangir, Tripathy holds a degree in Master in Arts in Political Science and MPhil in LLB. Earlier, he has worked as energy secretary, Home Secretary.
Notably, on August 15, Tripathy was appointed as the Odisha Chief Secretary by the state government.