Naveen’s Anti-Corruption Drive: 74 Dismisses, 15 given Compulsory Retirement So Far

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By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR: Continuing its ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy on corruption and negligence in duty, the Naveen Patnaik led BJD Government in Odisha , which has been trying hard through a newly designed Department called 5T, was on Monday dismissed as many as 6 officials and given 2 officials voluntary retirement.

With this, the CM has so far dismissed 74 Government officials and gave compulsory retirement to 15 officers from August last year, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister Office (CMO).

The six officials include Sudhir Kumar Brajendra Narayan, former Chief Engineer and MD of OBCC; Arun Charan Parida, OBCC Senior Project Manager; Pramod Behera, retired Assistant Engineer of Rural Development Kamakshyanagar Sub-Division; Brajasundar Pattnaik, retired Assistant Engineer of Rural Development, Puri; Khageswar Swain, retired Executive Engineer, Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC); and Bibekananda Mohanty, retired Superintending Engineer Roads and Building Division, Sambalpur .

Besides, Patnaik gave compulsory retirement to two other officials on graft charges. They are Revenue Inspector (RI) Iswari Prasad Purohit of Koksara Tehsil in Kalahandi and RI Arun Kumar Purohit of Biramaharajpur Tehsil in Sonepur district.

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