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Tag: State Secretariat

Odisha Secretariat
Odisha cabinet nod to 32 proposals including barrage in Bhubaneswar's Pandara

The approved 32 proposals include a barrage at Pandara, on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar to supply drinking water to the capital city, merger of DRDA with Zilla Parishad, sanction of 100.5 acre of land under Sambalpur tehsil for establishment of Sainik School, Mega Drinking Water Projects for Mayurbhnaj, Sambalpur and Deogarh districts.

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500 new ASOs appointed in Odisha secretariat

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has appointed 500 new Assistant Section Officers (ASOs) at the state secretariat on Friday, a day after the opposition raised its concern over vacancies in the state government departments. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik handed over the appointment letters to the new recruits at an induction ceremony here. “I congratulate the new […]

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Odisha Elections 2019: Mock polls held in Secretariat

Bhubaneswar: Mock polls were conducted at the State Secretariat today to provide training to senior bureaucrats and officers on the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines during the upcoming polls. This is for the first time that VVPAT machines will be used for polling in all 147 […]

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Odisha BJP on warpath against ruling-BJD over farmers’ issues

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP today turned the heat on the ruling-BJD by organising a huge farmer agitation to protest improper functioning of mandis and irregularities in paddy procurement. Saffron party members along with thousands of farmers holding placards, ploughs and also carrying paddy packets on trucks took out a rally to gherao the […]

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8 proposals likely to be discussed in today's Cabinet meeting

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet will today meet under chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here to discuss several key issues ahead of the monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly beginning tomorrow. Sources said as many as eight proposals are likely to be discussed at the meeting scheduled to be held this […]

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Photos of illustrious personalities at Secretariat removed; Opp cries foul

Bhubaneswar: The framed oil paintings of illustrious state leaders that once adorned the corridors of the State Secretariat have suddenly vanished sparking off resentment among members of different political parties. The only picture that now dons walls of the establishment is that of the legendary leader Biju Patnaik. While the state government says that the […]

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Odisha Cabinet nod to full grant-in-aid for aided colleges

Bhubaneswar: The State government today approved a proposal of the Higher Education department regarding full grant-in-aid in favour of teaching and non-teaching employees of aided colleges. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar. Around 15,738 employees of 1,499 non-government […]

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Make in Odisha conclave: Preparatory meeting held at Secretariat

Bhubaneswar: A meeting was held today at the State Secretariat to discuss the preparations for the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary while the Finance and Industries department Secretaries were present among others. According to sources, discussions were held on the event plan, arrangements for […]

Cong MLA fumes after being denied entry to Secretariat

Bhubaneswar: Congress legislator from Kotpad Chandrasekhar Majhi today got into a controversy after a tiff with security personnel at the entry gate of State Secretariat. According to sources, the MLA forcibly tried to enter the State Secretariat through Gate No. 1 on a bike flouting the security norms laid down for entry into the premises. […]

CM unveils new version of Odisha Goverment portal

Bhubaneswar: An updated version of Odisha State Goverment’s portal was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at State Secretariat here on Friday. According to reports, the new version of the portal supports multiple languages and has advanced features for easy access by differently-abled people. “I am happy to launch the new version of the portal […]

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Obscene remarks against RD varsity students on FB: CM asks Crime Branch to probe

Bhubaneswar: After a team of students of three women’s educational institutions met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat premises today to demand for an action against the persons involved in posting obscene remarks against Rama Devi varsity students along with their photos on social site Facebook, the chief minister directed the State Crime […]

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Newly-appointed healthcare adviser meets CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Newly-appointed Healthcare adviser of the Odisha government K Srinath Reddy met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today at the State secretariat. The Secretary, Director and other senior officials of the Health department were present at the meeting, the first since the adviser’s appointment. “We discussed in detail the steps required to make the healthcare delivery […]

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BJP protests rising poll violence in Odisha, gheraos DGP office

Cuttack: Protesting the rise in the number violence in Odisha in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls, the BJP today gheraoed the office of the Director General of Police (DGP) here. Reports said hundreds of activists of Cuttack Nagar BJP and BJP Yuva Morcha led by their leader and former minister Samir De went on a […]

Six proposals get Cabinet nod; LI projects to be named after Parbati Giri

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today approved six proposals. Talking to media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the Cabinet decided to name all Lift Irrigation (LI) projects after eminent female freedom fighter Parbati Giri, nicknamed as Mother Teresa […]

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Expedite process for capital investments: CM tells officials

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today underscored the need to expedite the process for capital investments in Odisha. Reviewing the status of investment in the industrial sector as per the promises made by the companies at the recent Make In Odisha Conclave at the State Secretariat here, the chief minister directed the concerned departments to […]

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Odisha to maximise irrigation potential: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: To optimise agriculture productivity in the state, the Odisha government will maximise irrigation potential. A decision to this effect was taken at the third Agriculture Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said as per […]

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Odisha achieves highest growth rate in fish production

Bhubaneswar:  As per survey conducted in 2013, Odisha has doubled the farmers’ real income during the last decade through high value commercial activities in fishery and animal resource development (F&ARD) sectors as revealed from the survey conducted in 2013. Presiding over a review meeting on the progress on agenda of actions to achieve sea food […]

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Construction of medical colleges in Kalahandi, Keonjhar soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: The Odisha government has expedited the process for construction of a government medical college and hospital in Kalahandi and Keonjhar district. This was revealed during a review meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Health and Family Welfare minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak […]

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Expert team to visit Puri; fix erosion at Swarga Dwar

Bhubaneswar/Puri: A team of technical experts will soon visit Puri to take stock of the situation arising out of surging sea waves threatening to wash away the road near Swarga Dwar, the Hindu cremation ground in the pilgrim town. Briefing media persons after a high level review meeting of the Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA) presided […]

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Conservation, open access of cultural assets need of the hour: Dr James H. Nye

Bhubaneswar: Renowned author in language study, bibliography and Indology, Dr James H. Nye today said cultural assets are powerful products and lifeline of humanity and people have a right of open access to it. Delivering the 5th Lecture of Odisha Knowledge Hub (OKH) lecture series at the Secretariat here, the famous bibliographer and renowned author […]

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Agriculture Cabinet meeting today

Bhubaneswar: The meeting of the Agriculture Cabinet will be held on Thursday evening at the State Secretariat here. A host of proposals aimed at improving the state of agriculture in the state will be discussed in the meeting, which will be chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, sources said. A regular Cabinet Meeting will held […]

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High level meet to review DQ status begins

Bhubaneswar: A high level meeting to take stock of the progress in implementing the Task Force headed by senior bureaucrat Taradutt on the discretionary quota allotment of houses and flats in the Twin City began at the State Secretariat here on Saturday afternoon. The meeting is being attended by senior officials of the Finance and […]

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Agriculture Cabinet meeting today

Bhubaneswar: The first meeting of the newly formed Agriculture Cabinet will be held on Thursday at the State Secretariat here. A host of proposals aimed at improving the state of agriculture and the lot of farmers in the state will be discussed in the meeting which will be chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, sources […]

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Minister takes stock of preparations for Matriculation exams

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to conduct the ensuing annual Maticulation Examination smoothly, a meeting chaired by School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra was held at state secretariat here on Thursday. Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the School and Mass Education minister said, “We reviewed the preparation for the Matric examination to be held […]

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