Odisha govt appointed IAS SC Mohapatra as chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has appointed 1986 batch IAS officer Suresh Chandra Mohapatra as the chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). Mohapatra, who is presently principal secretary, Energy, has replaced revenue divisional commissioner (RDC), central, Bikash Chandra Mohapatra. The RDC was holding the additional charge as the chief administrator of the SJTA.
Mohapatra, who has been the chief administrator of the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in the past, reportedly enjoys a good rapport with the Daitapati sevayats who play a crucial role in the Nabakalebara rituals.