IAS Bijay Ketan Upadhyaya reinstated by Odisha govt

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Sunday revoked the suspension of IAS Bijay Ketan Upadhyaya, former Director of Horticulture dept, and reinstated him as Secretary, Board of Revenue, Cuttack.

The General Administration And Public Grievance department has issued a notification in this regard.

The former Director of Horticulture Dept, BK Upadhyay, and Santosh Kumar Pattanayak, Vice President, Government Banking, YES Bank, Bapuji Nagar Branch, Bhubaneswar were arrested by the State Vigilance sleuths on December 30, 2019 and sent to judicial custody in Jharpada Special Jail in Bhubaneswar.

The accused duo was arrested for demanding and acceptance of illegal gratification of Rs.1 lakh from the authorised representative of SRM Plastochem Pvt. Ltd., an empaneled supplier for the supply of micro irrigation systems to eligible farmers under PMKSY (Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana).

IAS Bijay Ketan Upadhyay walked out of Jharpada Jail on February 4 following bail by the Orissa High Court.

Also Read: Digging IAS Officer Bijay Ketan’s Bank Accounts Reveals Heavy Cash Transactions: Odisha Vigilance

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