Bhubaneswar: Ahead of Rajya Sabha bypolls, Dasarathi Satpathy took the charge as the Secretary of Odisha Legislative Assembly here today.
The 2005-batch OAS officer was appointed to the post in the major bureaucratic reshuffle at the IAS and OAS levels on June 21.
With the first session of 16th State Legislative Assembly set to commence from tomorrow, Satpathy assumed the office today.
The post was lying vacant after retirement of Amiya Kumar Sarangi from service as the Secretary of OLA on March 31. Later, Joint Secretary Shisir Kanta Swain took the additional charge as the secretary.