3T,5T, Mo Sarkar: Why so much of Natak? Questions Former Odisha Bureaucrat

Bhubaneswar: Former chairperson of Odisha State Food Commission, Ranglal Jamuda today criticised the Odisha government’s governance-enhancing initiatives like 3T, 5T and Mo Sarkar by stating that why so much ‘drama’ is being done by the government when governance has failed to maintain the momentum.

The former IAS officer, in a Facebook post, said, “Odisha government initially boasted soon after enacting the Right to Public Services Act that it has become a pioneer in e-governance. Some departments promptly decided to offer specified services to the public within the timeline failing which the competent authorities could impose penalty on the erring employees.”

All these details were initially made available in the public domain. As ill-luck would have it, these commitments are neither being honoured nor the websites getting updated for the last few years, alleged Jamuda.

He further said, “Despite such miserable performance, there was another announcement of the State government that 3T (Technology, Transparency & Team work) policy would be followed by it to serve people in a better way. However, nothing much happened after such bold announcements.”

“Soon after the recent general elections, Odisha government came up with another announcement to follow 5T (3T above plus 4. Time limit for action and  5. Transformation) policy to deliver timely services to the public and transform the State. Now, the latest natak (drama) is titled as Mo Sarkar, as if till the previous day it was somebody else’s Sarkar,” he stated.

“While the Mo Sarkar became operational on October 2, 2019, the activities taken up relate to only two departments – Home and Health. Now, there has been an announcement that the Mo Sarkar will cover all the departments of the State government by March 31, 2020. However, the above facts clearly indicate that the system of governance is not gaining any momentum and each time there has to be a powerful push to inject fresh life into it,” alleged Jamuda, adding, “Has it become a Thelagadi? If not, what is the point in enacting such Natak?”

No comments could be obtained from the government & concerned authorities on the allegations levelled by Jamuda.