Bhubaneswar: Continuing its crackdown on corrupt and incompetent officials under 5T charter of governance, the Odisha Government today slapped compulsory retirement on three officers and dismissed a Revenue Inspector (RI) on charges of corruption and inefficiency.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has always stressed on the significance of transparency in the administration. He has been continuing efforts to provide services to the people through a transparent, efficient and accountable administration while upholding integrity and morality in public life. As directed by the Chief Minister, the State Government has been following zero tolerance policy towards corruption.
In line with this policy, three officers have been given compulsory retirement and a RI has been dismissed from service by Government on grounds of inefficiency and dereliction of duty.
The three officers, who have been given compulsory retirement, are the Community Organizer of Sambalpur Municipality Corporation Lalita Kapoor, Officer of Belpahar Municipality Lokanath Tiwari and Former Officer of Jharsuguda Municipality Ramchandra Pradhan.
The Revenue Inspector of Betal in Puri district Manoj Kumar Parida has been dismissed.
Besides, pension of two former officers have been stopped permanently, according to an official release.
With this, as many as 140 officials have been awarded compulsory retirement or dismissed from service by the Government so far, it added.
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