Bhubaneswar: With the year coming to an end, here’s something for us to cheer about as another Odia bureaucrat has made his way to a top post. Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty, a 1982-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh.
A directive issued by Principal Secretary of Personnel Administration Rashmi Arun said that Mohanty will replace B S Singh. He will assume charge of his new office on Tuesday.
An IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, he earlier served as Principal Secretary, Renewable energy and Educations Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh.
He was Managing Director of MP State Industrial Development Corporation (MPSIDC) from January 2000 to January 2004.
Mohanty had won the Global Development Network Award for the Most Innovative Project, instituted by the World Bank and 19 International agencies for innovation in governance, in 2000. He was awarded the same for his work in devising the ‘Rogi Kalyan Samiti’ concept. His was one of 160 entries, submitted by people from across the globe and the jury included the President of the World Bank, the President of the ADB, Two Nobel Prize Winners, and six other leading experts.
The concept involved the management of public hospitals with people’s participation. It has now been institutionalized in all public hospitals of the state and is also the basic model for hospitals under the National Rural Health Mission of the country.