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Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 – Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the newly recruited state civil service officers to work for the betterment and welfare of the people of the state.

Addressing the ‘Nijukti Parba’ programme for the newly recruited Odisha Civil Services officers at the State Convention Centre here, Patnaik said, ‘You are not just civil servants; you are the agents of transformation for a new Odisha, an empowered Odisha. You will be the true architect of our vision for Odisha in 2047.

The Chief Minister said the state government is focusing on recruitment drives for youth, and most of the departments have been following a regular calendar to fill up their vacancies.

As many as 1269 civil service officers have been recruited in the last five years, he said.

At least 421 officers joined different civil service cadres in the state on Wednesday. Welcoming the officers, Patnaik said, “Your journey has just begun; work hard and stay committed.” He further said that each one of you is now going to play a vital role in realising our collective dream of an inclusive and empowered Odisha.

Discussing the 5T principles with Mo Sarkar, Patnaik said, “It has been successful in reducing the gap between the people and the government, improving efficiency, and increasing transparency in the system.”

Now the 5T principle has become the launch pad for a transformed Odisha, and the newly recruited officers have the opportunity to be a part of this mega transformation process.

The Chief Minister expressed hope that, with the unwavering effort, dedication, and hard work of the newly recruited officers, the vision of a transformed Odisha will be achieved sooner.

On the occasion,he also launched the Quarter Management System 2.0 developed by CMGI as an initiative of the GA Department under the 5T Principle.
This will be a complete faceless end-to-end online quarter management solution for all stakeholders.

Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi called upon the OCS officers to work hard to fulfil the mandate of their jobs.

Finance Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh hoped that the new officers would work with transparency and accountability to fulfil the dreams of the Chief Minister.