17 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik described senior officers of the government as ‘the drivers of the transformation agenda’.
Addressing the Senior Officers’ Conference at the State Convention Centre of the Lokaseva Bhavan here today, Patnaik said, “I have a family of four and a half crore people of Odisha. With their blessings, I am serving them for the last twenty years. I want our children to have quality education. Our brothers and sisters to have good jobs. Our elders to have good health care facilities.”
Hoping that this conference will be a huge success, he administered an oath to all present where he asked them to serve the people in the most professional and ethical manner.
He said, “Every institution in a democracy is for the people, created by their money, to empower and serve the people. “
"The spirit behind our governance is reflected in the preamble of Mo Sarkar," the CM said.
The CM also asked each of the senior officers to share a transformational game-changing idea with him directly.
Secretaries across all departments and Collectors from all the districts of the State actively took part in today’s conference and deliberated ‘on the roadmap for the all-round growth of the State over the next five years’.
The programme's agenda was to ‘discuss and deliberate on the new initiatives of the State government and the challenges faced.’
It provided the officers with a common platform to discuss on the several people-friendly initiatives made by the Government and accordingly ‘deliberate on the roadmap for the all-round growth of the State over the next five years.’
In the first half, Secretaries made a presentation on New Age Technology and Innovation, Odisha: Leveraging Soft Power, Infrastructure for Growth, Livable Governance.
As per schedule, the second half of the conference will be dedicated to issues and challenges faced in day-to-day administration and public service deliverables.
A group of Collectors would be making a presentation on Livelihoods, Health, School Education, Women Empowerment, and Governance Challenges at District Level.