Bhubaneswar: As Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has issued directive to his Council of Ministers for submitting their individual department’s monthly progress report by seventh day of each month from this month onwards so that he could review on the promises being kept as per the election manifesto, all ministers submitted it today.
In his media reactions, Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi said, “Hon’ble Chief Minister has directed to submit each department’s monthly progress report by seventh of each month. I have already submitted. He has been apprised of the progress of the last one month.”
He informed, “Detailed reports have been submitted with regard to the Tourism Department and Odia Language, Literature & Culture. We have also apprised what are our future plans of action.”
The Minister further informed, “In our election manifesto we had promised for engaging women SHGs and to form District Tourism Council. Whatever steps we have taken in this regard have been apprised. The SHGs will be engaged in cleanliness programme at the tourist spot, small eatery joints there, etc.”
“So far mark award is concerned, it’s the Chief Minister to look into the report. Whatever corrections or suggestions he would suggest, we shall obey,” he stated.
Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability Ashok Chandra Panda said, “I’ll submit my report whatever my departments have done in the last one month. Let there be a review on the progress.”
“It is a good step. Our accountability will be more activated,” he opined.