Bhubaneswar: Odisha cadre IAS officers of 1989 batch Pradeep Kumar Jena and Mona Sharma have been elevated to the rank of additional chief secretary(ACS). With this the two have reached apex scale in IAS in level-17 of the pay matrix.
Both Jena and Sharma have given in situ promotions.
Jena is ACS rural development department with additional charge of Special Relief Commissioner and MD, OSDMA. Similarly, Mona Sharma has been appointed as ACS forest & environment department with additional charge of chairman, OFDC Ltd.
The government has given proforma promotion to 1988 batch IAS officer Parag Gupta to the rank of ACS with apex scale in IAS in level-17 of the pay matrix.