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Reforms with a human face

Partha Sarathi Mishra, Additional Secretary, Home Department


A multi-faceted personality, Partha Sarathi Mishra, presently an additional secretary with the Home department,Odisha government,  is not another run of the mill officer tasked with the mundane job of administration.

He possesses a personality that is variegated and choices eclectic- this facet is amply manifested in his resume and his sparkling achievements in academic and professional lives. In the corridors of power, Mishra’s name begs no introduction. He is reputed to be an administrator par excellence and an able reformist with a human face.

An outstanding scholar, Mishra deftly brings to his administrative domain the rich pearls of knowledge, translating them into enviable work efficiency. He did his master’s degree in humanities, strengthening it with an MPhil and doctorate, all from the much sought after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has done his management from IHS of the Netherlands based Erasmus University, topping it with a training in ‘Public Policy and Governance’ from Oxford University, UK.

In his capacity as an IAS officer, Mishra has served in myriad departments and state government controlled corporations in the ranks of managing director, director and additional secretary. With his abilities and skills, he has engineered qualitative and transformative changes in governance. Presently, as the additional secretary in the department of higher education, Mishra is an integral part of policy formation, execution and innovation.

With a warm smile and affable manners, Mishra brings an aura of conviviality to the government machinery. His critical thinking, innovative ideas, analytical approach and concern for societal and human values places him on a higher plane above the clutter.

In his role as the managing director of Odisha Small Industries Corporation (OSIC), he was  spearheading the revival of ailing units in the MSME sector.As a result of that OSIC has been recognised a States PSU of Repute and roobost.Of late,as the key force in Higher education Dept in restructuring the  education policies from producing better and qualitative teacers by imparting professional training programmes to smart classes for all students  across the State has own many hearts.Again valueing the talents he puts best mind at best place of the  Govt. Service for whether any human resouces to be posted.Mr. Mishra strongly invokes reforms where sustainable restructuring  matter.

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