Two IAS Officers Assigned 2 Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup Venues, Change In BDA

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has appointed two senior IAS officers as Officers on Special Duty (OSD) in the state Sports Department for the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup, slated for January next year.

While 2007-batch officer Bhupendra Singh Poonia will be in charge of the quadrennial world championship at Rourkela, 2011-batch officer Reghu G has been assigned Bhubaneswar in addition to his duties.

Poonia is current serving as Additional Secretary, Industries Department, and Managing Director, Odisha Film Development Corporation, and MD, Idco, while Reghy G is Director, Technical Education and Training, Cuttack.

Odisha is hosting the world event for the second time in a row and the matches will be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, from January 13 to 29.

Managing Director, Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd, and MD, IDCOL, Balwant Singh has been given additional charge as vice chairman, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and MD, Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd, an official notification issued on October 1 said.

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