Bhubaneswar: From Sarpanch to Member of Parliament belonging to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and from an entry-level officer to the Chief Secretary, everyone involved in public life and holding official position will place his/her property list in public. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while addressing BJD’s State Executive Council meeting here today laid maximum stress on anti-corruption and transparency.
“Fight against corruption will help us in our fight against all ills of society. May it be inequality, may it be poverty, may it be injustice, if fact all maladies,” Naveen said. “The no-compromise policy of our Government against corruption has earned us an distinction in the country,” he added.
The BJD president said that all Government employees and public representatives will furnish their list of assets, movable and immovable property in public domain which would be submitted with the Lokayukta. Odisha will be the first State to initiate such a step to check corruption, he said.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister welcomed the suggestions and proposals placed before the Council by members and leaders of BJD. He highlighted proposals such as reservation for students of Government schools at Medical and Engineering colleges, backward class survey and women empowerment.
“The proposals that would be passed today will be moved to the concerned Departments, Ministers for implementation. Our (BJD) organising secretary will coordinate the same,” Naveen added. “Smile on the face and faith in the heart of a common man is the biggest asset of a political party. Our objective should be to cultivate and nurture it always,” he concluded.