New Delhi: A Secretary in Tribal Affairs Ministry vacated his official posh bungalow in Delhi within hours after his superannuation.
Dr Hrusikesh Panda, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre retired from the Indian Administrative service on Thursday after attaining the age of superannuation.
Dr Panda, who topped the 1979 batch of civil services, packed his bags on Friday morning, barely hours after his retiring from Tribal Ministry and moved to his native village Kalidaspur in Bhadrak district in Odisha.
He did not waste even a day to vacate his official bungalow in a posh zone in Delhi.
Generally, the senior bureaucrats are known to get lucrative post-retirement assignments to prolong their Indian Administrative service career.
Dr Panda was warmly welcomed by a large number of villagers of his native village Kalidaspur in Bhadrak district in Odisha on his arrival.
Dr Panda, a well known fiction writer in Oriya, plans to write some more fictions in his native village to spend his retirement years.
Special Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Arun Jha, a 1981 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, replaced Dr Panda as Tribal Secretary.