Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 29:
The appointment of senior IAS officer Gokul Chandra Pati as the next chief secretary of Odisha has become certain now as the Central Cabinet Appointment Committee has given its nod to the proposal.
Sources in the state General Administration department said that a notification on the appointment of the 1978 batch Odisha cadre IAS officer as the next chief secretary would be issued on Wednesday.
Pati is currently the Union secretary for Defence Production.
The post of chief secretary had fallen vacant after Jugal Kishore Mohapatra went on a Central deputation to assume the position of Union Fertiliser secretary .