Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appointed Upendra Tripathy, a retired IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, as advisor-cum-working president and chairman of executive committee of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan with the status and rank of Minister of State.
The 1980 IAS officer of Karnataka cadre will also discharge the duties of Principal Advisor (Education) to Chief Minister.
Tripathy has given the charge following the demise of Bijay Sahoo, founder-cum-chairman of SAI International Education Group, who was also the Advisor-cum-Working President of OAVS. Sahoo had succumbed to COVID-related complications in
He brings in both global and local experience and expertise from across the world into the Adarsha School Sangathan.
As Commissioner of public instruction in the province of Karnataka, between 1999-2001, that had 3,00,000 teachers and around 1 crore of students then, he introduced a plethora of innovations, some of which continue even today from quality of education to access and use of technology
Tripathy is the first and founding Director General of International Solar Alliance. He is known for receiving the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for excellence in public administration in individual category.
Tripathy, a native of Kahakapur, near Rambha in Ganjam district of Odisha, studied in Ravenshaw College, then Jawaharlal Nehru University and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
He has volunteered to serve his home state without any salary and to contribute his part in the transformation of education system. His vast experience will certainly enrich the organisation.