Bhubaneswar: In order to bring in more swiftness to the process of #Transformation of Puri, CM Naveen Patnaik has appointed five IAS Probationers who will assist the District Collector in the efforts to make Puri a World Heritage City. The IAS probationers include – Suryavanshi Mayur Vikash, Kirtivashan V, Dr Shubhankar Mohapatra, J Sonal and Bhuvnesh Devdas Patil. All are 2018 batch Odisha cadre IAS.
Chief advisor to Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) R Balkrishanan and secretary to CM’s- Transformation and Initiatives (5Ts) VK Pandian briefed the probationers about their responsibilities in the pilgrim city. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in August announced a Rs 500 crore mega plan to develop Puri into a World Heritage City.
Significantly, the announcement came after the Puri administration carried out a massive demolition exercise around the boundary wall of Jagannath temple to free the premises from encroachment.