Former Chief Secretary of Odisha BK Patnaik Joins Vedanta University Project

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BHUBANESHWAR: Bijay Kumar Patnaik, IAS (Retd.) joined the proposed Vedanta University project as President on April 29, 2015. In his new role, he will lead the University-cum-Smart City initiative as part of Anil Agarwal Foundation.

BK_Patnaik“Patnaik will be based out of Bhubaneswar and will also direct other initiatives on behalf of the Foundation to serve the society and the nation at large.”, Vedanta said.

An IAS of 1976 batch, Patnaik had a distinguished career in Civil Services. He was appointed as the Chief Secretary to the Government of Odisha in September 2010.

Post his superannuation, he was appointed as Chairman of Odisha Staff Selection Commission and subsequently Member, Odisha Human Rights Commission in July, 2014.

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