Bhubaneswar, Oct 4: Odisha government today appointed senior OAS officer Saroj Kumar Mishra as the new Collector of Jagatsinghpur district.
The former Collector Sangram Keshari Mohapatra has been transferred and posted as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the General Administration & Public Grievance Department.
The development came days after Congress had demanded transfer of Mohapatra for free and fair election in Tirtol assembly constituency.
Senior Congress leader Suresh Kumar Routray along with his supporters had earlier met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and submitted a memorandum urging him to appoint a new collector in the district. By-poll in the constituency will be held on November 3.