Medilytix Bureau:

The Central government has approved the service period extension of Chief Secretary, Suresh Chandra Mahapatra for six months after his superannuation on February 28.

The 1986 batch IAS officer had taken the charge as the new chief secretary of Odisha on January 1, 2021.

Born at Kansar village in Deogarh district in 1962 Mahapatra belongs to Keonjhar district. He passed matriculation from DN High School Keonjhar, B. Sc. from Ravenshaw college in 1982 and MSc tech Applied Geology from ISM Dhanbad in 1985.

Mahapatra joined IAS in 1986 after brief stint in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). After probation training in Sambalpur district  he was posted as Sub collector Nuapada in Kalahandi district for 2 years from 1988 to 1990.

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