Illicit employment to Mrs.Pradyumna Satpathy: Governor asks Secretary Higher Education to take needful action

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The illicit employment given to Smt. Manasi Sarangi, wife of Pradyumna Satapthy, who bartered away Bhasha Andolan for financial gain, is now to be investigated into as per an order of the Governor of Orissa.

The Governor has asked Higher Education Secretary to send the report of action taken in the matter to Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, founder of Bhasha Andolan, on whose Memorandum the order has been issued on 2 Aug,2019.

Pattanayak, who was a member of the Ministerial Committee created on 31 July 2015 to help the Government on how to unfailingly implement the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 had, on deep study, located the defects in the Act for the first time in its history and had not only suggested that the the Act be suitably amended to do away with the inherent yet unmarked defect, but also had given a set of draft legislation to carry out his suggestions on the 3rd Sept.2015.

As the non-Oriya IAS officers hand-in-glove with the Chief Minister discernibly conspired to render his suggestion inconsequential, he founded Bhasha Andolan in April, 2016 to make the people aware of the danger to their mother tongue. Satpathy, a known sycophant of Sri Pattanayak, was appointed by him as the President of the informal body he founded, with his protege (as he then was) Pabitra Maharatha as the convener. Pattanayak had based this movement on his proven method of Silent Black Flag Campaign.

Both Satpathy and Maharatha helped Sri Pattanayak with utmost sincerity and the movement fetched tremendous popularity. Satpathy was assigned with organizing four persons everyday to bear the flags and Maharatha was given the charge of transmitting the daily news to media. Pattanayak was handling the intellectual side of the movement,creating its necessary literature and leading it invincibly. This had forced the Government to amend the Act by an Ordinance by adopting Sri Pattanayak’s proposal on 21 May 2016. The movement celebrated the victory on 24 May 2016.

But then the government proceeded to misuse the new section (Section 5) created on the basis of Sri Pattanayak’s proposal, to defeat Sri Pattanayak’s purpose.

They framed the Orissa Official Language Rules 12 August 2016 to impress the campaigners and general public that Pattanayak’s proposal for creation of Rules was honored thereby, but in reality, that was a shrewd design to destroy the possibility of implementation of the Act. Pattanayak rejected the same.

Then steps were taken to put the Act into atrophy by illegal amendments in 2018, which was to kill the very purpose and spirit of the Act. Pattanayak exposed the design, before it was even placed before the Assembly. Government decided to gain over Satpathy and Maharatha, so that, left alone, Pattanayak would fail to proceed with his mission.

In the bargain, Maharatha, under Police scanner for embezzlement of the funds of the movement, obtained political protection and suspected huge dose of supari. Satpathy obtained for his wife illicit reinstatement in a job which she had abandoned a decade ago. This favor, besides big salary every month, would give her more than 150 lakhs of Rupees towards back wages.

The monstrosity of illegality resorted to in giving Mrs. Satpathy the employment, has been exposed in depth by Sri Pattanayak in his Memo to the Governor and also has been published in these pages.

Now, with the intervention of the Governor, it is to be seen how the department behaves.

Naveen Govt. in serous offence against Oriya Language: Founder of Bhasha Andolan

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Government of Orissa led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is in serious offence against Oriya Language, alleges the Founder of Bhasha Andolan, Orissa.

In a Press Conference here today at Nehru Juba Kendra, Bhubaneswar, he pointed out that,the Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Rules 2019 is designed to pushed Oriya Language into functional atrophy by providing for rewards to whosoever doesn’t work in Oriya to the total extent of “all or any” official matter in Oriya.

Rule 5A (1) says,

“for extensive use of Odia as official language for all or any of the official purposes in the State of Odisha, the officials as well as Administrative Departments shall be rewarded.”

The term “extensive use” is not defined. But no definition is required to understand that this term doesn’t mean “complete use”. Therefore, it is unambiguously clear that, whosoever employee doesn’t use Oriya completely in official work, shall be rewarded. Nothing could be more injurious to the language-right of the people of Orissa, Sri Pattanayak has stated.

The people of Orissa had fought for a long period from 1870 to 1936 to have a State of their own in which the administration could run only in Oriya. Therefore, when independence came, in the first Assembly elected under universal franchise, the elected representatives of the people led by the great freedom fighter Nabakrushna Chowdhury, had created The Orissa Official Language Act in 1954, to enforce Oriya as the official language for all or any official work in the entire State of Orissa. The Rules under question gives a deathblow to this provision and deprives the people of their inherent right to have their administration in their own language Oriya, Pattanayak has pointed out.

Under Sub-Rule (2) of Rule 5A, the new mischief says,

“In case of any substantial and persistent dereliction of the use of Odia as the official language for official purposes, action as deemed fit under the Odisha Civil Services (Classification,Control and Appeal) Rules 1962 shall be initiated against the erring officials.”

This is a proven tactics of hoodwinking the people of Orissa, which the anti Oriya administration has been habitually practicing in order to foil the very purpose of creation of Orissa.

Sri. Pattanayak has cited Notification no. 7113-Gen. dated 06.04.1968 as a sample from the archives of Government Notifications on implementation of the Odisha Official Language Act.

Biju Patnaik, father of the present Chief Minister, when Chief Minister of the State himself, had imposed English as the Official Language in legislative business and once the 1963 Amendment to this extent was assented to, Orissa administration run in English to such detriment of the language-right of the people of Orissa, that in 1967 election Biju was thrashed to the dust by the electorate, which made it clear to the Government that no negligence to use of Oriya as Official language would ever be tolerated.

Studying this mood of the people, the Government under R.N. Singhdeo had to bring out the 1968 Notification which said,

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section (2) of Section 2 of the Odisha Official Language Act, 1954, the State Government do hereby direct that with effect from the 14th Day of April 1968 Oriya shall be used in all offices of the heads of department within the meaning of Rule 20 of the Orissa Service Code and in offices subordinate to them”.

This Notification was promulgated “in the whole of the State of Orissa” for “all official purposes”. But, no action was ever taken against violation of this Notification, Sri Pattanayak has shown in his press release.

So, such Notifications, according to him, are meant only to grant immunity to the employees in their offence against the Odisha Official Language Act that has given the right to the people to have their administration in Oriya.

The notoriety of the Government in Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Rules, 2019 is unambiguously discernible in the very fact that, it has neither withdrawn nor repealed Rule 3 of Odisha Official Language Rules, 2016, which has restricted the Rules only to “review and monitoring” by a Committee comprising those officers who are not carrying out the provisions of the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 and to bury the same in the Committee level only.

Sri Pattanayak. as member in the Ministerial Committee, had given a set of Draft legislation wherein under Rule 10 it was spelled out that whosoever employee fails to work in Oriya would be subjected to cash penalty from Rs.2,000/- to 10,000/- in the first instance in a specific court created under Rule 11(1) thereof, specifying that every member of the General Public of Orissa would be empowered to prosecute whosoever fails to work in Oriya.

A non-Oriya IAS officer G.V.V. Sharma, who was appointed to assist the Ministerial Committee, had objected to this provision in his note dated 19.11.2015. As the Law department had no objection to Sri Pattanayak’s draft legislation, Sharma had suppressed the file and steps to derail the Committee were taken by the non-Oriya officers’ gang, with the help of the Chief Minister, who in the line of his father’s 1963 conspiracy against Oriya language, runs his administration in English to the detriment of 93% people of Orissa that do not know and understand English.

Since then all out attempts have been made to send the language right of the people into oblivion and notorious legislation like the one under question have been made to hoodwink the people of Orissa time and again.

Considering this, Sri Pattanayak has pointed out that, Orissa Government under Naveen Patnaik is in serious offence against the people of Orissa and their language.

Chakradhar Mahanta: A Case Study of the Farce Called Zero Tolerance to Corruption

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Two retired employees are punished with stoppage of their pension and 15 employees have been dismissed for corruption, as the first instances of action in terms with “zero tolerance to corruption” that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wants to make his brand.

But how farcical it is! Not a single heavyweight has been punished to make any impact on the avaricious officialdom.

The two superannuated fellows whose pension has been stopped, belong to the irrigation department controlled directly by the Chief Minister. Therefore, it is expected that the CM must have verified if there were any other established cases of corruption. Had he, how could he not mark retired Chief Engineer Chakradhar Mahanta? Or, he protected Mahanta, whom he had helped with promotion to the coveted position of Chief Engineer despite severe corruption?

I am putting here two documents that would expose the syndrome.

It shows that “offender” Chakradhar Mahanta “while holding high public office in the State of Odisha as Superintending Engineer, southern irrigation circle, Berhampur” practiced so much corruption that vigilance case No. 43 of 2006 was instituted against him under Clause (e) of subsection (1) of Section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on 22.11.2006 and on investigation he was found to have “accumulated properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.” This Official Gazette further tells us that his “offence” having been established, the case has been referred to the Special Court for confiscation of the properties he has “accumulated” “by resorting to corrupt means”.

Now let us see the second document, which shows how, despite such established corruption, this “offender” Chakradhar Mahanta was given promotion by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to the rank of Chief Engineer from the same position where his corruption had attracted vigilance and investigated into and found factual.

Is it zero tolerance to corruption?

Can an Under Secretary kill a Govt. Order? Yes, when CM wants to reward a saboteur of Bhasha Andolan

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Under Secretary Surjyanarayan Mohapatra in the higher education department is either purchased by a lady lecturer to help her get the job she had allegedly abandoned 10 years ago, or has been used by a scheming Chief Minister to pave the way for her joining as a reward to her husband Pradyumna Satpathy for sabotaging the Bhasha Andolan.

Ms. Manasi Sarangi, wife of Sri Satpathy, was deemed to have ended her employment as Lecturer in Botany in the U.N.Autonomous College, Adashpur with effect from 2.7.2008 as per rules governing unauthorized absence from duty.

She could have been informed of the end of her employment had Orissa Education Act (hereinafter called the ‘Act’) not made the prior approval of the Director of Higher Education (DHE) for such termination a requisite.The College was writing time and again to the DHE for his approval required under 10-A(1) of the Act. But DHE was neither approving nor rejecting the reference, even though under 10-A-(2) of the Act he was bound to answer the reference within 3 months with copies to the parties.

It is surprising that, instead of responding to the college communication for approval of Sarangi’s deemed to have ended employment, the DHE was putting pressure on the Principal to accept her joining, which being ultra vires the Act, the Principal was ignoring.

Den of Corruption

Office of the DHE is a known den of corruption. There was once an acrimonious debate in the Assembly over an allegation that it was a Machha Hata (fish market)! Pay money and get anything done per your desire. To the embarrassment of the then Minister, almost all including treasury bench members had supported the allegation. It was, therefore, not surprising that the DHE had sat over the college communication for official end of Sarangi’s employment.

Under such a peculiar situation , the Higher Education Department in the Government had itself conducted a thorough investigation into the matter and had concluded that, Ms. Sarangi had not performed her duties in the College since 02 July 2008. She was deemed to have ended her employment since then and could have been served with the end-of-employment order, had the DHE acted as per the Education Act.

Therefore, to subject her to disciplinary proceeding “under Rule 22 of the Orissa Education (Recruitment and Condition of Services of teachers and members of the Staff of Aided Educational Institutions) Rule, 1974” the Govt. had decided to place her in a college in or around Bhubaneswar. The DHE was directed to make such a placement under three stipulated conditions:

(1) The period of absence may be treated as breakage of service and she will not claim any benefit for the said period, (2) She will submit an undertaking in shape of affidavit to this effect and (3) The placement order will be issued by the DHE only after obtaining the said affidavit.

This Order was numbered- HE-FE-VI-MISC-0052/2015/13290/HE and was issued on 22.6.2015.

But the DHE, under “fish market” effect, did not comply with this government order. He even slept over repeated reminders from the Govt.

When the DHE was thus refusing to carry out the Government orders for her de jure dismissal, G.V.V.Sharma, a non-Oriya IAS officer became Secretary of the department. He was the man who had objected to and suppressed the draft Rules Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak had given to the Ministerial Committee on 3.9.2015. On coming to know about his mischief, Pattanayak had demanded that he be shunted out of Orissa. Ms. Sarangi made a representation to this Sharma for nullification of above quoted Order. Sharma, the marked anti-Oriya, took advantage of the same and trapped Satpathy, Pattanayak’s close aid in Bhasha Andolan, to sabotage the Andolan, so that he, as the boss in the department, may help his wife. With he willing, the CMO was informed of the development.

Govt.watched with delight that Satpathy and his gang stopped the Black Flag Campaign on the very day the wrongful Orissa Official Language (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed in the Assembly on 1.5.2018. Intelligence report was plenty to convince the Government that despite Subhasbabu’s tremendous discussions in the media on why the amendment must be rejected as anti-Oriya, and appeal for continuance of the Black Flag Campaign, Satpathy and his gang were not heeding to his appeal.

Highly pleased with the steady subterfuge, the Chief Minister agreed to help him have his wife’s status restored with retrospective effect. But the above quoted order of the Government, based purely on Law, was the greatest obstacle.

As per the secret pact with Pradyumna Satapathy, on May 18, 2018, the Higher Education Minister Anant Das asked the new Secretary of the Department Bisnupad Sethy to forthwith take steps for restoration of the status of Ms. Sarangi. Additional Secretary of HE, Krupasindhu Mishra was asked to see that Sarangi gets back her job sans any delay. Mishra immediately called Section Officer Pradeep Kumar Rout to his chamber and ordered him to prepare the file for “joining of Smt. Manasi Sarangi”.

Rout opened a new file and quoting from the Government order dated 22.6.2015, noted there that,“Smt.Sarangi is not performing her duty since 02.07.2008”. Indicating thereby how gross a misconduct was it, Rout noted that the DHE, despite two reminders, has not carried out the Govt. Orders and hence, “another reminder may be issued to the DHE.” This honest noting (Noting 1) of Rout being far from helping Ms. Sarangi, Mishra modified the attached draft and ordered the section officer to issue the modified version. Yet the Section Officer didn’t dance to the intention of the Additional Secretary.

CMO intervened and the Minister wanted the Additional Secretary to explain why the matter was not solved by then.

Unprecedented haste

On June 19,2018 Rout was ordered to put up the file again. At 15:35:59 pm he informed, “DHE has not furnished any information after issue of reminders”.

This put the Additional Secretary in a jittery fix. He took up to himself the responsibility of rendering the marked obstacle inconsequential. In his noting (noting 4, dated 20 June, 2018 coined at 10:15:16 am), he surpassed every possible process of manipulation in tampering with a proper official note. He arbitrarily tampered with ‘Noting 1’ to constitute a Committee under his own chairmanship to inquire into the matter afresh so that the Order dated 22.6.2015 could be buried. He placed the file before the Secretary at 10:15:16 on 20 June 2018 and the Secretary approved the proposal the same day at 10:46:10 am. The unusual haste discernible in the matter is unprecedented also and highly suggestive of the pressure under which the officials had to work. By the end of the day Committee was formed.

Black Flag Campaign bartered

Black Flag Campaign of Bhasha Andolan was to resume on July 1st. Before that something should have to be done to convince Satpathy that the Government was sincerely working towards restoration of his wife’s status.

1st attempt to bury govt. decision

The so-called Committee discussed the issue on 22 June 2018. The Govt order of 2015 (quoted supra) was too legal to be overlooked. Order from the 3rd floor came very loud. “supersede that order”. And resolution passed to supersede that order. It would be interesting to study the decision of this Committee. We are quoting the same:

1. In supersession of all orders passed on the issue, Smt. Manasi Sarangi will be instructed by DHE to join in her present place of posting, i.e. U.N.(Auto) College, Adashpur within seven days of receipt of the Order.
2. She will submit an undertaking through affidavit with her joining report before the Principal to abide by future Govt. decision regarding her absent period.
3. The Principal will be instructed to accept the joining of Smt.Sarangi and to allow her to work until further Govt. orders.

This honest recording of the Committee’s decision by Section Officer Pradeep Kumar Rout did not suit the nefarious design, as this decision could not eliminate the officially admitted fact that she has not been performing her duty since 02.07.2008 (Noting 1 in File No.HE-FEVI-MISC-0060-2018). This is a gross misconduct calling for termination of service with retrospective effect as per a reigning 2013 verdict of the Supreme Court. Under Para 12 of the final verdict, it is said,

“Absence from duty in the beginning may be a misconduct but when absence is for a very long period, it may amount to voluntary abandonment of service and in that eventuality, the bonds of service come to an end automatically without requiring any order to be passed by the employer” (2013) 10 SCC 253 (Vijay S. Sathaye v. Indian Airlines Limited and others).

The Principal strongly told the Committee that the Managing Committee of the College being the employer of Ms. Sarangi, the Govt has no authority to force the Principal to accept her joining report when she has no living job. They may only force the DHE to approve or refuge to approve under Section 10-A(2) of the Education Act the College communication to treat her as deemed to have ended employment from the day of her absence or to reject the College proposal, the Principal emphatically asserted.

The DHE could not have rejected the College proposal in view of her long willful absence. On the other hand, Orissa Service Code has fixed a peculiar responsibility on the Govt. in matter of extension of joining time. At (15) 4 in Chapter VII, it has laid down that the the department concern shall have to “record the circumstances” in which the normal procedure of leave is not followed.

Had this procedure been followed, it would have been impossible for any sane administration to condone her misconduct. Therefore, the Section Officer was pressurized to manage the situation which he declined.At 19:49:15 pm on the day the Section Officer submitted his note, the Additional Secretary, surprisingly, asked him again for his “considered views”. Obviously he was forced to tell something in his note which would form the basis of further proceeding to place Ms. Sarangi in her job. The Section Officer refused to act illegal. Time passed by.

Fidgets caused by Black Flag Campaign

Black Flag campaign was to recommence on July 1. That was putting the Govt. in fidgets.

If it commences, it may be difficult for Satpathy to stop the same. Consequentially, that may mar the prospect of his wife’s employment.

Satpathy’s hidden agenda

In the circumstances, Satpathy begged Sri Pattanayak to defer the Black-Flag recommencement day to July 16,2018. Sri Pattanayak, without knowing the hidden agenda, agreed to. The Government, failed as they to persuade the Section Officer to change his noting, finally picked up an under secretary to do what the Section Officer had refused to do.

Under Secretary kills Government decision

The file was, on oral orders, transferred to Under Secretary Surjyanarayan Mohapatra, who, in Noting 11 changed the entire scenario of absence of Ms. Sarangi from “nonperformance of duty” to “enforced idleness”. By suppressing the government finding that Ms. Sarangi “has not been performing her duties since 2.7.2008”, Mohapatra noted, “for none of her faults she is kept out of service and has not been allowed to join” and therefore, “gross illegality has occurred” in her case. He, thus, not only dismissed the govt order No.13290/HE dated 22.6.2015, but also the decision of the Departmental committee presided over by the Additional Secretary noted in the file on 22.6.2018, where it was noted that, Ms. Sarangi, on joining her College, “will submit an undertaking through affidavit with her joining report before the Principal to abide by future government decision regarding her absent period.”

Additional Secretary enjoyed the rape

The Under Secretary, in fact, superseded all the previous Govt. Orders and “to re cope the remedy” he suggested that there shall be no necessity of any undertaking from her and because she was “kept out of service”, the period of her absence shall be regularized. And, Krupasindhu Mishra, the Additional Secretary, gladly enjoyed the rape of the decision taken in the Committee under his chairmanship on 22.6.2018. This under secretary thus made out a case in favor of Sarangi by killing the earlier Govt. orders in the evening of 11.7.2018 at 18:08:27 pm and the file run to the Secretary the next day in the noon. Without application of mind, the Secretary Bishnupada Sethi forwarded the file to R. Balakrishnan (Additional Chief Secretary, who simply noted ଯଥା ସଂଶୋଧିତ (as corrected) at 18:25:36 pm of 12.7.2018.

Satpathy blackmailed the Govt.too

All this done,there was still a problem. Regularization of her service was to involve more than a crore of Rupees. Higher Education Minister was a bit upset. When the file came to him from the ACS, he wanted to know of the reaction of the Finance Department. July 14 and 15 were holidays. July 16 was a Monday and on that day the Black Flag Campaign was to resume. Unless the HE Minister clears the file positively before July 16, it would be impossible for him to halt the campaign, Satpathy told Finance Minister Shashibhusan Behera who was also working on behalf of the CM to derail the Bhasha Andolan. Behera told HE Minister Anant Das to clear the file, as, with himself as the Finance Minister, there shall be no objection from the Finance Department.

Shenanigans of July 16, 2018

Shenanigans of July 16 are just chilling for any responsible citizen to whom probity in public life is important.

Higher Education Minister Anant Das, on this day, prodded by Finance Minister Shashibhusan Behera and the shadow controller – CMO – noted on the file at 14:11:06 pm – ଯଥା ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବିତ (as proposed). Satpathy with his gang entered into the Secretariat at 4:30 pm ignoring the Black Flag Campaign scheduled to start at 5 pm. Finance Minister Shashi Behera coordinated the movement of the file. At 17:54:39 Secretary HE sent the file back to the Additional Secretary Krupasindhu Mishra,who at 18:21:20 pm ordered for issuance of the employment order to wife of Pradyumna Satpathy. And, the much relaxed gang at 6.45 reached the podium of Madhubabu and announced, “We have given words to Finance Minister Sashibhusan Behera to stop the Black Flag Campaign, as he has assured that the defects in the language Law would be removed.

A shocked Subhas Chandra Pattanayak had asked them to wait till release of a Govt Press Note in that regard. But, at 7 pm they arbitrarily announced that the Black Flag Campaign has been stopped.

The idiots have no loco standi to stop the campaign founded by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak and supported by the whole nation of Oriyas. They knew it. And Orissa has proved it. But, had they not sabotaged the movement for personal financial benefit like this, the Language Law might have been properly corrected by now.

Gruesome

More than their offence, the conduct of the Chief Minister in employing his ministers to oblige Sri Satpathy with renewal of her employment of his wife with retrospective effect, so that the Bhasha Andolan could be derailed, is gruesome. It has not only affected the most ideal social movement of Orissa for fulfilling the very purpose of creation of the State, but also it has the mischief to denude the State Treasury of more than a crore of Rupees.

If the employment of Manasi Sarangi is regularized with the period of her absence, the State Treasury shall have to cough more than a crore of Rupees up towards her back wages for the period she has deliberately stayed away from her duties in the College.

The matter would be further exposed and discussed.

Dr. Asok Mishra urges upon the CM to heed to the 17th July Language Resolutions

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Father of the Century’s innovation-era, whose unique formula known as Misra Technique, has de facto given birth to the most modern environment of thousands of innovations guided by controlled application of electricity, Dr. Asok Misra has urged upon Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to appreciate that the official wrong done to Oriya Language by not implementing the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 cannot be allowed to be multiplied through wrongful amendments as were done in 2018.

In his mail to the CM, copy of which is also served on the Chief Secretary, Dr. Misra has said, “The wrong done to the people of Orissa by not implementing the Odisha Official Language Act, 1954 cannot be countenanced to be multiplied by wrongful amendments of the Act and by highly wrong notorious Rules.”

We reproduce below his mail to the Chief Minister along with the enclosure.

Hon’ble Sir,

Kind attention is drawn to the link https://orissamatters.com/2019/07/19/repeal-4a-make-official-language-act-inviolable-language-activists-of-orissa-demand/ that depicts the Resolutions passed in Odia in the conference of language activists held under the auspices of Bhasha Andolan on July 17, at Lohia Academy, Bhubaneswar.

I am putting here the same Resolutions translated into English with a short introduction for your kind perusal and necessary action. The wrong done to the people of Orissa by not implementing the Odisha Official Language Act, 1954 cannot be countenanced to be multiplied by wrongful amendments of the Act and by highly wrong notorious Rules.

When we urge upon you to please pay heed to Resolutions, we also have the pleasure of offering you our utmost support in working of the Act, and the Rules, as and when they are flawlessly amended.
Yours,
Asok Misra,
Member of the Presidium, Bhasha Andolan, Odisha,
15, Prava Aptts, Unit IV, Bhubaneswar-751001 ‘

Here is the enclosure:English version of the Resolutions of July 17

Oriya Language created Orissa and therefore Orissa must be ruled by Oriya Language

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to have developed a wrong notion that governance of Orissa in Oriya depends upon his mercy. His press-note of December 17 and full page display advertisement in major broadsheets of today force us to arrive at this apprehension.

In his December 17 press note it was declared that he had held a meeting with the five members of the ministerial committee on that day for the purpose of “strictly implementing the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 in official and non-official level” to facilitate which a website has been floated by the government. In the full page multi-color advertisement in broadsheet dailies today, this is intriguingly missing.

The advertisement is designed to tell the people that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken historical steps to save and develop Oriya language, and has enumerated the steps he has taken. This is blatant lie. Neither he nor his government has executed any single item claimed to be “historical” in the official advertisement. The entire advertisement is nothing but false propaganda. What a shame it is, that, the people of Orissa are taken for granted by their Chief Minister! Read more →

Navakalevara: Legends and reality

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Legends are the most misguiding mischief aimed at superimposing lies on reality so that indigenous people of an occupied land are kept too dazzled to see the dark face of the rulers and the class of exploiters can keep its victims subjugated to its authority, while forcing them to forget the heroic history of evolution of their own philosophy of life, their own splendid spiritual realizations, their own socio-economic uniqueness, their own ancient culture, their own valorous past, their own way of social integration and their own civilization.

We see this mischief galore in the context of Navakalevara of SriJagannatha.

So, here, we are to rip apart the legends and bring the reality of the Navakalevara to light, as thereby alone we can reach the lost uniqueness of the people of Orissa.

We will use Puri Sankaracharya’s self-proclaimed authority over Navakalevara to proceed with our purpose.

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Samaja in Maze of Forgery: Two former Ministers of Orissa – Lingaraj Mishra & Radhanath Rath forged the WILL of Gopabandhu; Both benefitted till their death; SoPS continues to Loot

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Oriya daily SAMAJA founded by late Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, to which, out of their love and reverence for the great humanitarian leader, the people of Orissa had and have been giving their financial and moral support, is in a menacing maze of forgery and loot.

Sadly, two of Gopabandhu’s trusted men – Lingaraj Mishra and Radhanath Rath – who, because of being known so, had the opportunity of becoming cabinet ministers in Orissa, were the masterminds and/or makers of the forgery from which the paper is yet to be salvaged.

Both of them – Lingaraj and Radhanath – had partnered with each other in forging the last WILL of Gopabandhu to grab the Samaja, which being Gopabandhu’s paper was of superb credibility and the greatest political instrument of the day. They had performed this crime behind the screen of and in nexus with Servants of the People Society (SoPS), of which, while breathing his last, Gopabandhu was the Vice-President. Read more →