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Pradeep Nayak Civil Servant in the Odisha Administrative Service

Pradeep Nayak is a civil servant and has been in the Odisha Administrative Service since 1996. He is currently Joint Commissioner and Faculty Member at the Administrative Training Institute of the Government of Odisha at Bhubaneswar. At the beginning of his career, he served as the Land Acquisition Officer and Revenue Officer in Keonjhar district and worked in various departments such as the Bhubaneswar Development Authority, the Land Cell of the General Administration Department, the Administrative Reforms Cell, the Board of Revenue, the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, etc. He has around 25 years of experience in research on public policy and governance and in general administration. He completed his masters and MPhil in political science at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and did his PhD at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU. He is a former Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. He has published many research papers and book chapters and two books The Politics of the Ayodhya Dispute (1992) and The State and Land Records Modernisation (2015).