Bhubaneswar: Retired bureaucrat Panchanan Dash, the former secretary of Odisha’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) department, joined Bharatiya janata party (BJP) today.
Dash joined the saffron party in presence of union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, senior leader Biswa Bhushan Harichandan, Damodar Rout, Samir Dey and other senior party leaders at party’s state head office today afternoon.
He had to go through a tumultuous life as MSME secretary here in Odisha before leaving for a deputation in Delhi. He served as additional secretary to Government of India before retiring from service few months back. He is also an acclaimed author. His debut book of memoir “From Goatherd To Governance” has been published last year by PEN IN BOOKS.