29 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Labour and Employees State Insurance Department has been included in the Mo Sarkar initiative. Announcing this at an event in Lok Seva Bhavan today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed confidence that under Mo Sarkar, every worker coming to a public office would definitely return with a happy memory.
Speaking on the occasion, Naveen said, "I am glad that the Labour and ESI department is now under Mo Sarkar. It is a step forward in the empowerment of workers of our State at various levels."
The Mo Sarkar initiative has become a catalyst in strengthening the trust between Government and citizens. With rising accountability of the new model of governance, people have displayed better reliance on this new system.
Our flagship programme the Nirman Shramik Kalyan Yojana has been guided by this philosophy to provide a kind of social security blanket to the workers. It has catered into the requirements of millions of labourers with various kinds of support including education, marriage and maternity.
The introduction of Mo Sarkar will certainly bring about more efficiency and professionalism to the system. The dignity of labour must be literally felt on the face of every individual worker. Any worker who comes to a public office must return with a happy memory of the interaction.
“Mo Sarkar initiative mandates that the citizen is the Boss. I am glad that the Department has set up Mo Sarkar cells for collection of feedback. The setting up of workers facilitation centres with all the amenities like sitting arrangements, drinking water and toilets is a progressive approach that respects human dignity,” Naveen said.
Labour and ESI Minister Susant Singh expressed hope that the initiative will make the welfare schemes more efficient and labour friendly.
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that Mo Sarkar has exposed Government employees to tighter scrutiny. And all the officer till now have succeeded in the endeavour. The Government is getting very good feedback from the beneficiaries and the general public.
5-T Secretary VK Pandian interacted with District Labour Officers of six districts. It was found that most of the officers have a clear idea on the mandate of Mo Sarkar initiative. "It is a challenge for Government officials to improve the perception of the general public about their concerned Departments. The Factories and Boilers Directorate must also work in this direction," Pandian said.