Former Mumbai Police commissioner to head State Youth Welfare Board

Former Mumbai Police commissioner to head State Youth Welfare Board

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government appointed former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik as the executive chairman of state Youth Welfare Board (OYMB), officials said.nnChief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved his appointment here today, they said.nnArup Patnaik had joined the ruling BJD on April 18.nn”Sri Patnaik has been given the rank and status of a Minister of State,” a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.nnAs the executive chairman of the Board, the former Mumbai Police chief will look after the ‘Biju Yuva Bahini’ programme, which was launched with an objective to nurture leadership and volunteerism, promote sports and sportsmanship, and healthy living among the youth of the state.nnArup Patnaik had worked as the 36th Police Commissioner of Mumbai.nnHe retired on September 30, 2015 after 36 years of service in Maharashtra Police.nnArup Patnaik has received the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service in 1994 and President’s Police Medal for distinguished service in the year 2003.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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