Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appoints former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik as Executive Chairman, State Youth Welfare Board, to look after Biju Yuva Bahini programme . With this, Patnaik has been given the rank and status of Minister of State.
Arup who had joined the conch party on April 18, will look after the Biju Yuva Bahini programme which was launched with an aim to nurture leadership and volunteerism, promote culture of sports and sportsmanship and healthy living among youths of the state. Notably, the Odia IPS officer was the 36th police commissioner of Mumbai. He retired on September 30, 2015, holding various posts in Maharashtra Police for over a period of 36 years.