Dr Amar Patnaik is Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from Odisha representing the Biju Janata Dal. He is also the party’s national spokesperson and head of the party’s IT wing.
Before becoming an MP, Dr Patnaik had long career in Civil Services and is a former CAG official. He was instrumental in detecting frauds in Bihar (the Fodder scam) and Assam (the Letter of Credit scam) in the 1990’s. He was also associated with the United Nations and the World Bank for global external audit assignments. He was also Team Leader of India’s External Audit Mission to many countries.