Odisha CM: 'Police Officers Misbehaving With Public May Face Demotion'

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The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that any police officials misbehaving with those coming to police stations or hospitals may face demotion

Written By Varsha Chavan | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced that any police officials misbehaving with those coming to police stations or hospitals may face demotion, whereas those seen helping may be promoted starting October 2. This decision of the CM comes after the newly launched initiative ‘Mo Sarkar’ which will be implemented on Gandhi Jayanti. He also mentioned that the officials who will be working on the 5-T mantra - technology, transparency, teamwork and time leading to transformation will be promoted.

'Mo Sarkar' initiative

Reportedly, CM Patnaik met police officials from 635 police stations across Odisha. He showed them a video presentation asking them to treat people coming to the police station with respect. He also asked the officials to take phone numbers of the people coming to register their complain and take their feedbacks through the web portal of 'Mo Sarkar.'

“Within 24 hours of the registration, an automatic message would go to the registered phone number. Of all the registered numbers, I will call up 10 random numbers and ask them about their experience in police stations. If the numbers are not registered due to the negligence of the police officials, then they can call up a toll-free number of the “Mo Sarkar” portal,” said Patnaik.

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The chief minister said a system of grievance registration will be created for police stations as well as government-run health centers in the state. The officials in the police station who refuse to listen to grievances of anyone, a complaint can be lodged against them before the SP and DIG. 

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Odisha To Promote Tribal-Made Products

CM Patnaik had inaugurated a Tribal World Outlet on September 9 to promote products by tribals on a large scale for consumers. The outlet was inaugurated on the premises of Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation of Odisha Ltd (TDCCOL), in Bhubaneshwar. The outlet is an Apex Co-operative under ST & SC Development, Minorities, and Backward Classes Welfare Department of Odisha.

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Online Land Revenue Payment System

In a major relief to farmers and others facing difficulties in making payments for land rent, Odisha has launched the online land revenue payment system in the state. CM Patnaik launched the system on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day in Bhubaneswar on August 15. "This system would provide great relief to farmers who had to run to various government offices to pay land rent," Patnaik said. Developed by NIC Bhubaneswar, the system will enable farmers to make payments within minutes and get rent receipts, he said. This is the first of its kind initiative by the state Revenue department under the Odisha government's '5-T mantra' to provide better services to the people.

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