Siddhanta Das Appointed ORERA Chairman

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has appointed expert member of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and former Director General (Forests), Siddhanta Das, as the chairman of the Odisha Real Estate Regulatory Authority (ORERA).

In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section 1 of section 20 of the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016, Das has been appointed as chairman, ORERA with effect from the date he assumes the office, the Housing and Urban Development Department said in a notification on Friday.

The post of ORERA chairman was lying vacant since May 11 after the resignation of Amiya Mohapatra.

A retired IFS officer, Das has served as secretary of Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) for four years. He has also worked as the project director of a Food Security programme for selected tribal populace taken up under the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations.

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