Odisha: Chief Secy AP Padhi Appointed As State Election Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: IAS officer Aditya Prasad Padhi has been appointed as the next State Election Commissioner. His appointment has been approved by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal.
Padhi, a 1983 batch IAS officer, was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Odisha in November, 2015. He was previously additional chief secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Padhi has been handling the CM’s office since 2010.
During his tenure as the Chief Secretary of Odisha, he had played major role in organising ‘Make in Odisha’ conclaves, Single Window Portal for facilitating investments in the state and hosting the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.