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State Vigilance Academy Auditorium named after late Dr Debashis Panigrahi

29/11/2021 at 7:27 PM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 29: State level conference of the Chief Vigilance Officers ( CVOs) was inaugurated today in State Vigilance Academy by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra in the presence of Director General of Police Dr Abhaya on Monday.

On this occasion, Mahapatra  dedicated Auditorium of the Academy in name of late Dr Debashis Panigrahi and felicitated him for his outstanding services in State Police particularly, in the Vigilance Department.

Jhumki Ratha(Panigrahi), the wife of late Dr Panighrahi received the felicitation on his behalf.

  Addressing the CVOs conference, Mahapatra said, late Dr Panigrahi took State vigilance to next higher level through his professional excellence.

CVOs have a very critical role in preventing and combating the corruption from public offices. Emphasizing upon the preventive vigilance, Mahapatra advised to simplify the official procedures so that all government transactions could be made most transparent thereby preventing the chances of corruptive dealing. He said the preventive- vigilance juxtaposed with punitive-vigilance would weed out corruption from public offices.

The state government laid much emphasis on transparent and time bound execution of the developmental projects and delivery of the services. CVOs were appointed in all 41 departments, 85 head of offices and 33 PSUs to keep vigil over the projects and programmes being implemented through respective offices.

 The Mo Sarkar approach of Government rolled out under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is an effective step towards prevention of corruption. “People’s feedback is being regularly collected by senior officers and Ministers through Mo Sarkar”.

 Government also introduced the system for assessment of the performance of officers above 50 years of age for scrutinizing  their efficiency and ability for public service.  More than 130 officers were given compulsory retirement through these anti corruptive techniques.

Director General of Police Dr Abhaya said late Dr Panigrahi was an outstanding personality both in professional life as an IPS officers, and in socio-cultural life as a creative genius. He was also conferred with Sahitya Academy Award. He added, everybody knew Dr Panigrahi as an outstanding officer and he was worthy of all the awards and appreciations conferred on him in different forums.

Yeswant Jethwa Director of Vigilance presented the welcome address and Inspector General Asit Panigrahi presented the vote of thanks at the inaugural session.

The conference was conducted in three sittings including the inaugural session. Experts inacluding Gopal Chandra Nanda, Former DG of Police Sanjaya Kumar Kaushal, IGP Vigilance,  Prof. Dr.  Pravas Rajan Sahoo of IIT, Bhubaneswar  and Somnath Hansda from NALCO Corporate office spoke on the topics like Changing structure and functions of CVO system, role of CVOs in promoting whistle blowing culture and application of technology in combating corruption. The conference ended with an interactive session among experts and operating CVOs.

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