Get Rewarded For Good Work Or Face Action: Odisha CM Tells Policemen

14 September 2019

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: Focusing on good governance and transparency, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today told police officials that those who are doing good work will get appreciation and those who are not will face action.

"Starting from 2nd October-Gandhi Jayanti I will personally make ten phone calls every day. Based on the feedback there will be immediate action appreciating those who are doing good work and initiating action against those who are not," said Chief Minister addressing Inspector In-Charges (IICs) of different police stations across the State through video conferencing held at the Lok Seva Bhawan here today.

The Chief Minister was briefing the police officers on the Mo Sarkar initiative of the State government, its implementation and their role therein.

"Mo Sarkar is an important transformative initiative of the 5-T programme," informed Patnaik.

He said that no longer a complainant will chase the police official for redressal of his grievance and under Mo Sarkar the phone number of every petitioner visiting the police station will be recorded and will be available to everyone in the system-starting from the Chief Minister to the Superintendent of Police.

Chief Minister reminded the police officers that officers and police stations exist for citizens and administration is run on tax payers’ money.

"It is our utmost duty to treat citizens with dignity, whenever they visit police stations, deal with their complaints in a professional, ethical and humane manner. This transformation we seek to achieve through Mo Sarkar," he pointed out.

As many as 635 IICs took part in the programme through video conferencing.

Mo Sarkar programme is first of its kind in the entire country and was announced by Patnaik during Independence Day celebration on August 15.

This new initiative will commence from Oct 2. Under the programme, Patnaik will personally call up people to get their feedback on quality of service and responses they receive at police stations and hospitals.

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

VK Pandian, 5T Secretary

BK Sharma, DGP, Odisha