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Tag: Secretariat

Odisha Secretariat
Odisha Govt Integrates Directorates With Their Respective Administrative Depts

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to streamline the functioning of Directorates and speed up the process of decision making, the state government has decided to integrate the different Directorates with their respective Administrative departments to function as composite departments with immediate effect. As per the conditions mentioned in the resolution, the integrated department shall function in […]

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Odia University to be established at ‘Bakula Bana'

Puri: The State government decided to establish Odia University at ‘Bakula Bana’ under Satyabadi block in  Puri during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat yesterday. Keeping in view the environment as well as the heritage of ‘Bakula Bana’, no trees will be cut down during the foundation stone laying of […]

Used plastic packets, water bottles can get you money

Bhubaneswar: Consumers can get back money upon return of used Omfed polythene packets and water bottles. This was decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary AP Padhi at the State Secretariat here today. Special agents will be hired to collect plastic packets and water bottles from the users. General public will be made aware […]

Karnataka secretariat turns into fortress for floor test

Bengaluru: Heightened security and extra vigil have turned Karnataka’s secretariat, which houses the state legislature, into a fortress on Saturday for the crucial floor test of BJP Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in the hung assembly. “Elaborate security arrangements have been made at the secretariat and the nearby legislators’ home to facilitate smooth conduct of the […]

Minor fire at Haryana secretariat

Chandigarh: A minor fire in the Haryana secretariat building here on Thursday led to a scare among people. Three fire engines were rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire. No casualty was reported in the incident, police said. The fire was noticed on the second floor of the building in the morning before the […]

Kung Fu nuns’ Live-to-Love rally reaches Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A cycle rally of Kung Fu nuns titled ‘Live to Love’ reached Bhubaneswar today. The Buddhist nuns, who are commonly known as Kung Fu Nuns, were welcomed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the State Secretariat. After meeting the nuns, Patnaik said the tour will promote Buddhist tourism. “I am happy to meet His […]

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Conspiracy by 3rd floor to suppress Kunduli incident: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Continuing with its strategy to corner Odisha government on Kunduli suicide, BJP on Saturday alleged that a conspiracy was hatched by third floor of Secretariat to hush up the matter. Addressing a press conference, BJP MLA Pradeep Purohit stated that the first conspiracy was made by Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) when the incident occurred […]

In a first, Cabinet to meet outside State Secretariat tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet meeting will be held outside the Secretariat for the first time in history of Odisha in Puri tomorrow, official sources said. “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will chair the meeting at Puri Circuit House tomorrow at 11 AM. This is first Cabinet meeting outside Bhubaneswar,” a released issued by Chief Minister’s Office […]

BJP activists clash with cops in attempt to barge into Secretariat

Bhubaneswar: A face off ensued between agitating BJP activists and police near the Rabindra Mandap here while the former were trying to barge into the State Secretariat after breaking barricades today. The saffron party members wanted to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat and were marching towards to the office building. When they […]

CM Naveen Patnaik awarded with 'Sarthak Sarathi Samman' for AAC success

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cine Critics Association (OCCA), Sanskruti ‘O’ Sanskruti and Citizen Forum felicitated Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik jointly with ‘Sarthak Sarathi Samman’ on Thursday for successfully organising 22th Asian Athletics Championship. Members of the three organisations met the CM at State Secretariat to felicitate him. “All credits went to the Chief Minister and his team […]

Public fumes after fuel station dispenses water!

Bhubaneswar: Tension sparked off at a petrol pump near Secretariat here on Saturday after some customers alleged that the pump dispensed water instead of petrol. Some customers said after filling up at the pump their vehicles developed technical snag when they showed it at nearby garages it was water they found oozing from inside the fuel tank […]

Mock drill conducted by NSG commandos, Odisha Police in Capital

Bhubaneswar: Mock drills at prominent places in the capital city were carried out by the National Security Guard (NSG) along with Odisha Police on Thursday night. Black Cat commandos of the NSG along with Special Operations Group (SOG), Special Tactical Unit (STU) and Special Security Battalion (SSB) of Odisha Police spread out at prominent places […]

State govt staff to wait 45 days more for pay hike

Bhubaneswar: The state government employees and pensioners will have to wait for some more days to get a salary hike as the fitment committee formed to fix modalities for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations today sought more 45 days to submit its final report. Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan, who is heading the panel, said […]

Odisha Cabinet approves 10 proposals

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet approved 10 proposals in a meeting this evening presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here. The meeting decided that the state government will remain as guarantor for the loan given to Aska Sugar Mill. The Cabinet also approved a proposal of the Finance department for amendment […]

State Secretariat wears deserted look with rural poll few days away

Bhubaneswar: With barley a few days left for panchayat polls in Odisha, the State Secretariat has worn a deserted look as ministers are busy in campaigning in their election constituencies for party candidates whereas most of the bureaucrats are stationed either outside the State to manage Assembly polls in other States or at different districts […]

CM launches 100% bonus for kendu leaf pluckers

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the system to provide 100 percent bonus to kendu leaf pluckers at State Secretariat. The bonus will benefit around 8.3 lakh kendu leaf pluckers and will cost around Rs 130 crore to the state government. The bonus amount will be transferred to the bank account of the beneficiaries […]

Central team happy on State’s steps to ease demonetisation pain

Bhubaneswar: The Central team, which visited Odisha on Wednesday to study the problems in the implementation of the demonetisation of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 notes, expressed pleasure over the initiatives taken by State government to ease situation. “The State has taken very good measures to ease the problems arising out of demonetisation. We have discussed various […]

Support demonetisation but sensitive to people’s difficulties: Baijayant

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s MP from Kendrapara, Baijayant Panda today came out in the support of the demonetisation move. However, he showed  his concern saying that one has to also be sensitive to the difficulties being faced by the people on account of the ban on old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Also Read: Baijayant reviews […]

Odisha Agri Cabinet meeting at 11.30 am today

Bhubaneswar: The State Agriculture Cabinet meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at 11.30 am today at the State Secretariat here. Agenda of the meeting of the State Agriculture Cabinet comprising 11 members has not been known till the filing of the report. While the Chief Minister is the chairperson […]

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Banking services in unbanked panchayats in Odisha soon

Bhubaneswar: Taking note that the people in rural areas are facing difficulties in getting new notes in exchange of the old notes, the Odisha government has decided to provide banking services in panchayat offices very soon. A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting presided over by chief secretary Aditya Prasad […]

Pvt hospitals put stir on hold for one month

Bhubaneswar: All Odisha Private Medical Establishment Forum (AOPMEF) today declared to put on hold its strike call from tomorrow for a month. AOPMEF president Ajay Mishra informed the reporters regarding the decision of the forum after a meeting. The office bearers of the private hospitals’ body took the decision after meeting with Health secretary Arti […]

CM inaugurates 100 urban drinking water supply projects

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 100 urban piped drinking water supply projects through a video conferencing at a special function at the Secretariat here today. Patnaik also laid foundation stones for a hundred more drinking water supply projects on the occasion. Besides, he launched two systems- online Smart Water Information Management and e-Building Pass. […]

Preparatory meet held for Make in Odisha Conclave

Bhubaneswar: With the capital city all set to organise a two-day Make in Odisha Conclave beginning at the Janata Maidan on December 1, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presided over a preparatory meeting to this effect at the State Secretariat here today. “We will inform those who are associated with the industrial sector. The venue has […]

New start-up policy to get Cabinet nod today

Bhubaneswar: Four proposals, including the Odisha Start-up Policy- 2016, are likely to be approved at the cabinet meeting scheduled to take place at the Secretariat here today, officials said. The policy would seek to promote entrepreneurship in the state through provision of incentives to start-up ventures. The policy would chart a roadmap to place Odisha […]

Cabinet may approve 14 proposals tomorrow

The State Cabinet is likely to approve 14 proposals at its meeting scheduled at the State Secretariat here tomorrow