Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday advised the newly-recruited Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officers to discharge their duties judiciously, with honesty and integrity.
"Civil service is unique in its own way. It is not just a profession. It is a service towards your motherland and the common man,” said Naveen while distributing appointment letters to 153 freshly recruited officers on virtual mode at Lok Seva Bhawan where they attended an orientation prgoramme.
“At no point of time, under no circumstances you should let down the trust of the common man. Each and every decision and action taken by you must be towards strengthening their hope and trust reposed in you," he told the officers.
The State government's initiatives like 5T and Mo Sarkar are directed at bringing transformative changes in the governance. The government is working dedicatedly to provide doorstep services to the people, Naveen added.
On this occasion, the CM also launched an online service for verification of identity and submission of life certificates for pensioners of the State government on virtual mode. This is first of its kind digital service in the whole nation. Pensioners can, from now onwards, submit identification and life certificates using an artificial intelligence based visual-verification process.
“It will be of immense help to the pensioners as they can submit their identification and life certificates digitally, without visiting any government office by simply using their mobile phones. This facility will also be available at the Mo Seva Kendras located across the State,” he said.
On this occasion, the CM also launched an e-government diary.