Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 21:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged his Council of Ministers to aspire for 100 percent paperless offices within next three months.
Speaking on the occasion of the second anniversary of his government, Patnaik said “We have achieved 80% paperless offices with digital files. In the next 3 months we must try to reach almost 100%.”
Speaking on the governance, he emphasized on transparency and lamented the slow pace of implementation of technology in administration.
“As regards transparency in governance, there is still scope for system improvement and I am sure you will take this aspect of governance very seriously. There are many good practices happening in the country and abroad. You should be open to such initiatives and take steps to implement them in our State,” said Patnaik.
“There is still scope for improvement in surprise visits and taking prompt action. Technology has not been leveraged enough to redress peoples’ grievances. Social media awareness and usage must improve in every sphere of governance,” the Chief Minister added.
He listed out successful organization of Nabakalebara, conversion of 10 Lakh kaccha houses into pucca ones, achievement of 120 lakh tons of food grain production, establishment of 100 Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas, implementation of NFSA for 79.59 lakh families, introduction of Aahar in more than 100 locations, Niramaya scheme & establishment of six new government medical colleges, ANWESHA scheme for SC/ST students, Biju Expressway, opening of 3 new government universities, commissioning of mega lift irrigation projects in KBK districts, setting up of the petro chemical complex in Paradip, IPR 2015, Odisha Skill Development Authority, Forest Rights Act and Mamata scheme among the major achievements of his government.
All these have been achieved in spite of repeated natural calamities and drop in central funds, Naveen said taking a jibe at the Central Government over lack of funding.