Sambalpur collector

Shubham Saxena DM & Collector of Sambalpur

Sambalpur’s new Collector & DM

Shubham Saxena joined as the new district Collector cum District Magistrate of Sambalpur. He is an IAS officer of 2013 batch and served in various capacities in the State.

State Pollution Control Board move to manage biomedical waste

The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has urged Sambalpur Collector to provide at least two acres of land at a strategic location in the district for developing common biomedical waste management facility. The facility will be developed to facilitate treatment and disposal of biomedical waste generated from the hospitals of Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balangir, Bargarh and

Sambalpur’s new Collector

Samarth Verma joined as the new district Collector of Sambalpur on Monday after his transfer as PD DRDA from Rayagada. He is an IAS officer of 2010 batch and served in various capacities in the State, including his last posting in the backward Raygada district. He was also the Sub Collector in Rayagada. An IIT

Disabled get loans for small units

The district administration has started facilitating loans for disabled youths to help them set up their own business. In the first phase, 274 men and woman from all nine blocks of the district got loans. Earlier, the administration conducted a survey of disabled youths and provided training to the selected 274 at a centre in

Sambalpur’s new Collector

2007 batch IIS officer Mr Balwant Singh had taken charge as the new Collector of sambalpur districts from the former collector Mr. Pradeep Ratha today at late evening 9 PM. After taking charge, both Mr. Sing and Mr. had a meeting with RDC Mr. G. Srinivas. The former Collector Mr Ratha is appointed as Governor

Demands for manning of all level crossings in the state

The chief minister Naveen Patnaik asked Union railway minister Mukul Roy to man all level crossings in the state. There are more than 600 unmanned railway level crossing gates in the East Coast Railway’s jurisdiction. “As these gates have become potential death-traps, immediate steps should be taken by the Railways to either convert them into

End of the long 17 days battle between collector and lawyer

The conflict between the Sambalpur lawyers and collector Mrinalini Darswal finally reached a solution on Friday as the collector expressed her sorrow at the April 23 incident and the lawyers agreed to resume work. The lawyers and the collector met at the RDC’s office on Friday after all court work remained suspended in the district

Lawyers stir on against Sambalpur incident

Lawyers in Cuttack continued their ceasework even as those in Bhubaneswar joined them on Monday to express solidarity with their counterparts in Sambalpur in the wake of the collector-lawyers standoff on April 23. Two separate fact-finding teams of advocates from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack left for Sambalpur to assess the situation. “A fact-finding committee of the

Sambalpur Collector-Lawyers scuffle: Bar Associations call for western Odisha bandh on May 8

Western Odisha Bar Associations  called for a western Odisha bandh on May 8 demanding arrest and transfer of Sambalpur collector Mrinalini Darswal for her alleged highhandedness. The central action committee of the associations also demanded judicial inquiry into the confrontation between the collector and lawyers, which took place on April 23. There was a conflict

18 lawyers arrested for collector ‘assault’

Police on Thursday morning arrested 18 lawyers of Sambalpur, including the president and the secretary of the bar association, for their involvement in the assault on Sambalpur collector Mrinalini Darswal on Monday. They were granted bail later in the afternoon by the Judicial Magistrate. Police identified them as Pramod Rath (bar association president) Bijitendriya Pradhan