Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
The Government of the day in Orissa is undoubtedly a very irresponsible government which has been proved by it attempts to escape accountability in the last session of the Assembly. Its entire body is emitting putrefied odor because of blistering scams and scandals.
Yet, somewhere in its anti-people corridors, someone sometimes listens to good advice. Otherwise, a decision to fill up 50,000 vacancies by March this year could not have been made.
The meretricious concern of the government for the people starved of required service from various departments transformed into legal terms in a new law styled “The Orissa Right to Public Service Act 2012” had provoked us to warn that thereby the minified executive would only be harassed and victimized, pushing the State into a new phase of chaos.
We had, and only we had in the whole of media world and thinking community, discussed and pointed out why this new Law shall generate more problems than solution. The discussion was captioned “The Orissa Public Service Act, 2012 will demoralize minified Executive and create Chaos”. It was published on January 5, 2013 almost immediately after the launching of the Act with unprecedented fanfare.
The link below would lead to that discussion.
The fear of ORISSA MATTERS came true in cases like punishment of fine imposed by the District Collector on Tahsildar, Bolangir without regard to severe shortage of hand there. We had reacted to the rash action under the caption: Lowest Revenue Officer fined under Right to Public Service Act: But is it the Solution?
ORISSA MATTERS carried the exposure on October 11, 2014. Its link is:
This emphatic exposure of the mischief was seriously viewed in higher echelons of administration that decided to fill up at least 50,000 vacancies by the end of the current financial year.
We shall wait and watch to what extent the decision is carried out.