01 December, Bhubaneswar
Aditya Prasad Padhi today resumed the office of Chief Secretary Odisha on superannuation of the outgoing Chief Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati.
Padhi who took over the charges from Pati in the office chamber of the Chief Secretary in the presence of Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan, Principal Secretary Home Asit Kumar Tripathy and other senior officers of the State, told newspersons that he would follow up the priority fields of action initiated by the government in 2014.
Padhi said the recent drought like situation will be his immediate issue. The final reports will be submitted to the Centre just after the receipt of crop cutting report from different areas of the State.
This apart, the Rural housing, education, health and irrigation, bringing in more investment to the State and speedy implementation of the infrastructural projects will be the priority areas of the state government. In response to the query on employment to youths, Padhi said the state government in 2014 had announced for giving employment to 50,000 persons in government sector. So far, around 31,000 youths have been engaged in various departments of government and another 4000 to 8000 thousand youths will be employed within next 4 to 5 months.
He further said with the expeditious implementation of investment projects, more employment opportunities will also be created for the youth in the state.