Shri J. K. Mohapatra, IAS [Retd.]
Shri J. K. Mohapatra is an IAS officer from 1979 batch of Odisha cadre; he is Post Graduate in Economics from Boston University, USA . He held many key senior management positions both at the Centre and in the government of Odisha, including secretary, Department of Fertilizers (Government of India), Chief Secretary (Government of Odisha), Principal-Secretary, Finance (Government of Odisha), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Secretary to the Chief Minister, Odisha, Secretary, Revenue and Excise, Government of Odisha.
As Secretary to the Chief Minister and Principal Secretary, Finance (Govt.of Odisha), he designed and spearheaded successfully the fiscal turnaround of the state government which was virtually on the brink of bankruptcy at the turn of the century. As Secretary, Department of Rural Development in 2015-16 he was responsible for implementation of some of the flagship programmes of Government of India including Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Indira Awas Yojana and National Rural Livelihoods Mission. He was also a member on the Board of NABARD.