Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
In 2018, on the 29th day of May , Odisha IAS Officers Association had, in a memorandum, told Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that they are the permanent executive whereas he, belonging to the category of political executive is temporary. Naveenbabu, a marked toy in the hands of bureaucracy, had to digest this assertion of a section of Government servants against the paramountcy of political Government they serve.
Interestingly, the official portal of Finance Department has a display that projects a former bureaucrat Aparajita Sarangi as the “Next CM of Odisha”! The display is captured this early morning.
Smt. Sarangi had resigned from IAS to join BJP under Modi magic, as she had then told. She has been elected to Loksabha on BJP ticket. So, when she is projected as the Next CM of Odisha in the official portal of Finance Department,the Secretary of which is a top brass of the IAS Officers Association, it smacks of a design laid by the “permanent executive”.
It warrants serious attention.