Bhubaneswar: As part of a major top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre, two Odisha-cadre IAS officers have been given important portfolios. As per an official notification, 1985-batch Odisha-cadre IAS officer Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary of Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, will now be Secretary, Ministry of Textiles.
Besides, 1986-batch Odisha-cadre officer GV Venugopala Sarma, Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, has been named Chairman, National Authority, Chemical Weapons Convention.
Bidyut Bihari Swain, an Odia IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, will be Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He is at present Special Secretary, Department of Commerce.