Mallick's department was the nodal agency through which dal was being given to about 9.5 million beneficiaries including 5 million school children.
"The minister Mrs Pramila Mallick has submitted her resignation to me. I have forwarded it to the Governor for acceptance," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told reporters, adding action was also being taken against some collectors for their alleged involvement in it.
Chief Secretary B K Patnaik said a chargesheet would soon be filed against two collector level officers. The action comes two days after the state anti-corruption vigilance department submitted its preliminary report on the Rs 700-crore dal scam.
"I have tendered my resignation on moral grounds on my own for the interest of BJD party and to keep the clean image of the government intact," Mallick said after putting in her papers.
Keeping on hold the promotion of Deogarh Collector Ambika Prasad Mishra to the post of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) of Northern division, the government placed him as an officer without duty in the general administration department.
Similarly, former collector of tribal dominated Mayurbhanj, P K Meherda, was also found to be involved in the scam by the vigilance department.
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