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Nine Years Of Public Money Loot: Ghost Beneficiaries Rule Roost In odisha

33 ghost beneficiaries allegedly received government allowances for nine straight years in Tentalapasi Panchayat under Keonjhar’s Harichandanpur block.

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CBI Books Ex-CMD Of PEC Ltd, Staff Of Sundargarh-Based Firm In Rs 56 Cr Fraud Case

The CBI booked A K Mirchandani along with other officials of the PSU, Odisha-based Maa Tarini Industries Ltd and its directors Piyush Sengar, Bhupendra Das and Mayank Dhar.

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OSSC Employee’s Arrest: Aspirants Suspect Mass Corruption In Recruitments

Aspirants of the Odisha Staff Selection Commission have come up with the suspicion that the tainted official, Biranchi Sahu has been a part of a larger job racket

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108 Ambulance Service In Odisha ‘Ferry Fake Patients For Money’: OTV Investigation

The 108 emergency ambulance service, regarded as the lifeline in the healthcare system, often hogs the headlines due to its alleged failure in providing timely service to patients and alleged irregularities in operations

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'Irregularities' In PDS Amid COVID Pandemic Come To Fore In Odisha

In times of pandemic when poor people are fighting hard to sustain, allegations of corruption in public distribution system have raised serious concerns

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Odisha: Anganwadi Worker Accused Of Siphoning Money Meant for Pregnant Women, Children

Dhenkanal: As if all the corruptions in various departments of the government was not enough, a fresh allegation of an Anganwadi worker siphoning money meant for foods of pregnant women and school children rocked Dhenkanal district on Monday. The accused anganwadi worker, Mamina Nayak from Govindpur village under Jayapurakateni Gram panchayat in Dhenkanal’s Parjang block […]

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Odisha Govt Sends 9 More Corrupt Officials On Compulsory Retirement

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday ordered compulsory retirement of nine more officers on charges of corruption and inefficiency. While seven officials have been terminated for corruption cases, remaining two have been dismissed from service for their inefficiency in discharging duties. The officials are from the mines, forest, health and labour departments. While two officials […]

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'No Transparency' In Odisha Cooperative Societies! Opposition Questions Double Standard Of Govt

Bhubaneswar: The State Cooperative Societies department has come under severe criticism for ordering an investigation into financial irregularities and then suspending the same order a year later. While the actual reason is yet to be known, the Opposition parties lashed out at the ruling-BJD for such ‘double standards’ and allegedly deviating from its ‘Zero Tolerance’ […]

Corruption
Odisha Hands Compulsory Retirement To Six Govt Officials

Bhubaneswar: Cracking whip on corruption and incompetence, Odisha government on Wednesday sent six officials including two excise department officials on compulsory retirement. As per a statement by the government, the six officers – Deputy Executive Engineer of Keonjhar Rural Works Division, Ajit Kumar Debata, Assistant Engineer of Cuttack R&B Division Jitendra Kumar Dalai have been […]

Naveen-Patnaik
CM Naveen Patnaik’s Big Announcement: Property Details of Party Leaders To Be Out In Public Domain

Bhubaneswar: Head of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Naveen Patnaik said that the property details of all party functionaries, including himself, would soon be uploaded on internet platforms so as to make them available before the people of the State for scrutiny. “Right from Sarpanchs to Chairmen at Block levels, Zilla Parishad Presidents, MLAs, Ministers […]

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Constable Arrested For Taking Bribe From Police Official In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A constable attached to the accounts section of Commissionerate Police was arrested by Vigilance department on charges of corruption. The accused constable, Suresh Chandra Das was nabbed while accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000 from another police official, who is presently working as OAPF at Balipatna Police Station. The complainant Ratnakar Pedenti of Rayagada […]

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Odisha Acts Against 6 Officials For Inefficiency, Corruption

Bhubaneswar: As part of its zero-tolerance policy towards corruption, the Odisha government on Friday ordered the compulsory retirement of two officers and dismissal of four others for corruption and inefficiency. Narayan Tiadi, working as assistant engineer in the rural water supply and sanitation division in Bargarh was one of the two officers retired compulsorily. The […]

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Arrest Of Odisha IAS Officer Is A Stunt: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: The recent arrest of suspended IAS officer Bijay Ketan Upadhyay over graft charges has stirred a war of words with opposition parties training guns and terming it as a mere stunt by the Odisha government to shore up its image. Odisha BJP General Secretary, Prithviraj Harichandan said, “At a time when atrocities against women […]

Corruption
Column: The War Against Corruption

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The suspension of an IAS officer in connection with graft is likely to restore people’s confidence in the government’s resolve to tackle corruption in high places. Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, who holds the Home portfolio, has been facing criticism for being soft towards the officers of the elite administrative service while […]

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Only 56 Saplings In Place Of 56000, Locals Allege Corruption In Plantation Project

Keonjhar: Allegations of a massive corruption in a plantation project have surfaced from Keonjhar district where only 56 plants could be seen in the Sadar Forest Range as against the 56,000 plants mentioned in the foundation stone laid by the state government. As per reports, in 2013-14 the Forest Department had undertaken a plantation drive […]

Vigilance
BDA Official Lands In Vigilance Net Over Disproportionate Assets

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Department today conducted raids at the residence of an official of Bhubaneswar Development Authority(BDA) and four other places in Bhubaneswar and Jagatsinghpur on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. As per reports, the raids were conducted at residence and office of Section Officer Bibhuti Bhushan Ray in […]

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Residential School Teacher In Odisha Seeks Bribe From Woman To Offer Job

Sundergarh: Some instances prove that corruption is so deeply rooted that you simply cannot get your work done without paying a bribe to corrupt officials, be it government babus or even an ordinary clerk in Odisha. Still not convinced, sample the case of Namita Majhi of Sundergarh who was asked to pay Rs 60,000 for […]

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Odisha Govt Dismisses 6 More Officials On Graft Charges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday dismissed six more officials from service and stopped the pension of five others after they were convicted by a vigilance court on corruption charges. The six dismissed officials include Works Department assistant engineer Rabindra Kumar Das of Kudumulugumma block in Malkangiri, Panchayati Raj Department junior engineer Buddhiram Suniani of […]

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Action Against 11 Senior OAS Officers Over Corruption Charges

Bhubaneswar: As part of Odisha government’s zero tolerance policy towards corruption, action has been taken against as many as 11 senior OAS officers in past three months. While two of them have been dismissed from service, pension and gratuity of nine officers have been discontinued. The dismissed officials include former Tehsildar of Loisingha Bijayini Biswal, […]

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3 Odisha Cops Sent On Compulsory Retirement Over Corruption

Khurda: Three Odisha police officials were sent on compulsory retirement for their doubtful integrity in exercise of powers under Rule 71 of Odisha Service Code, informed DGP BK Sharma today. The compulsory retirement orders of Sub-inspector Banamali Nayak, Assistant sub-inspectors Kishore Kumar Bag and Birabar Lenka were given by concerned Superintendents of Police in pursuance […]

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OTV Impact: Official Suspended Over Charges Of Demanding Bribe

Bolangir: A Village Agricultural Worker (VAW) of Puintala block of Bolangir district was suspended by the collector after a video purportedly showing the VAW demanding bribe went viral. The news was first telecast on OTV this morning. Making a mockery of Odisha government’s 5T policy, the accused VAW of Puintala, Subhendu Kumar Behera was seen […]

VIGILANCE DEPT
Odisha orders compulsory retirement of 4 corrupt govt officials

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has ordered compulsory retirement of four high ranking officials after charges of corruption were proved against them. The government officials booked by the State Vigilance Department are Sarat Chandra Panda, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Khariar, with assets of Rs 5.23 crore; Basanta Kumar Behera with assets worth Rs 3.61 crore in […]

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Crackdown on corruption in Odisha: 37 govt officials dismissed in a month   

Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown on corruption, Odisha government today dismissed 16 government officials and in a span of one month such punitive action has been taken against as many as 37 officials. The information regarding the dismissal of 16 officials was intimated by the Chief Minister’s Office. Five headmasters, four engineers and two Revenue […]

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Opposition Questions State govt’s ‘Zero Tolerance Towards Graft’

Bhubaneswar: Following Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s decision to dismiss 15 government employees for alleged involvement in graft cases, both BJP and Congress today questioned the State government’s inaction against 11 IAS and 227 OAS officers with corruption charges. The Opposition said the State government’s ‘zero tolerance towards corruption’ policy is only an eyewash as it […]

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Odisha Government Cracks Whip On Corrupt Officials

Bhubaneswar: Reaffirming its ‘zero tolerance ‘ stand on corruption, Odisha government on Saturday dismissed 15 officers who were found guilty in graft cases. Besides, the pension remittance of two other officials has also been stopped. The officers, who have been dismissed, are former Motor Vehicles Inspector in transport department in Boudh, Debi Prasad Padhi, Dungripalli […]