He is presently Director (Personnel) and a member of the Board of Directors of Steel Authority of India Limited w.e.f. 27th November, 2015.
Dr. Mohapatra has to his credit Post Graduation in History from University of Delhi and two Post Graduation Diplomas in Management from University of Kolkata and AIMA, New Delhi. He has worked in diverse functions of HR at Bhilai and also as GM (HRD) in Bhilai.
He has subsequently worked as Head of Personnel and Administration at Bokaro Steel Plant and also at IISCO Steel Plant. In 2003, he was awarded Ph.D by Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur.
Continuous improvement in employee productivity as an issue of HR’s alignment with business and increased application of Information Technology for innovative employee services have been his thrust areas.
Dr. Mohapatra has got indepth insight in the various HR Issues including manpower restructuring, multi-skilling, climate survey, change management, human resource information systems negotiations, township administration, automation of HR administration, innovative approach to employee communication, etc.
Pursuing learning of new management tools all through his career, he is a lead assessor for ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001, a certified professional in Value Engineering as well as a Green Belt in Six Sigma. In 2013, his book “Modernisation of Human Resource Traditions” has been published by Viva Books Pvt., New Delhi.