Orissa Chief Information Commissioner Tarun Kanti Mishra Resigned

Orissa-Chief-Information-Commissioner-Tarun-Kanti-Mishra-ResignedOrissa Chief Information Commissioner Tarun Kanti Mishra has resigned, six months before his tenure was to end.

However, government sources said Mishra had been under pressure following allegations over the past year by civil society activists that he had amassed land from government agencies through false affidavits.

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Mishra, a 1975-batch IAS officer, was appointed as CIC in November 2010, three months after retiring as state chief secretary. His tenure as CIC would have come to an end on August 1 this year. Sources said Pramod Mohanty, now information commissioner, would preside as CIC till a full-time CIC is appointed.

Post-retirement, he was appointed at the state level selection committee meeting chaired by chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. On 15 November 2010, he was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Odisha by replacing D.N. Padhee.

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