MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, INDIA
Aparajita Sarangi, formerly an IAS officer of the 1994 batch, is currently the Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Bhubaneswar. Having cleared her Civil Services Exam in the first attempt, she served as the Sub-Collector and further as the Collector and District Magistrate in 4 districts of Odisha. Then, she assumed the role of a Municipal Commissioner in Bhubaneswar before becoming the Secretary of School Education, Panchayati Raj and Textile in Odisha. Her last position before she was elected for the Lok Sabha in 2019 was the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development by Govt. of India where she got to work for MGNREGA (Center’s flagship rural jobs scheme) with the Prime Minister. Her illustrious track record is a result of her innovative and tenacious approach towards development. She was awarded the “Shakti Samman” and was the director of “Mission Shakti”. With the track record of numerous social and cultural activities and encouraging youth and woman development.
Police Commissioner of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, Odisha
Dr. Sudhanshu Sarangi is an IPS officer of batch 1990 functioning as Commissioner of Police of Odisha's Twin city Bhubaneswar-Cuttack. His education career is decorated with MSc in Investigative Psychology, and his post-graduation and PhD in psychology from Liverpool University, UK. With experience in para-trooping, he is also an eminent columnist in Odia language with five research papers under his belt in eminent academic journals. Widely regarded for his unassuming and sociable traits and awareness, he is widely respected in the police fraternity. He is the recipient of the honourable awards such as President’s police medal, Indian Police Medal, and Governor’s police medal for his meritorious service. In this era of exponentially increasing crimes, especially cyber-crimes, he holds a different approach to overcome the challenges. Stressing on intelligence-based community policing while talking about the rising trend of crime, he is working on improving the technology facet.