Orissa Chief Minister vandalises the Law, appoints de facto Cabinet Ministers behind back of the Governor

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Orissa Chief Minister has appointed three of his followers as members of the State Planning Board, by name Prasanna Patsani, Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik and Sadhu Nepak. Whereas Patsani and Patnaik are given Cabinet rank, Nepak is placed in the rank of a Minister of State. All these three fellows are activists of BJD that the CM heads.

Notwithstanding their grade, the rank of minister bestows upon these ruling party politicians the privileges that the members of the Council of Ministers are empowered with. These fellows would enjoy all powers that are vested in the legally appointed ministers, but shall not be answerable to the people.

In a State, Cabinet and other ministers are appointed by the Governor under the provisions of the Constitution of India and function as per the Rules of Business, which the Governor frames and promulgates under Art.166 of the Constitution. Neither the Constitution nor the Rules of Business has any provision for such de facto members of the cabinet.

The Orissa Ministers’ Salaries and Allowances Act, 1952 has no provision for de facto ministers. Hence the Director of Treasuries is not empowered to pay the salaries and allowances of these fellows appointed in the rank of ministers. But he is bound to pooh-pooh the Act in the instant case.

Sad, the Governor of Orissa is a silent spectator to this vandalisation of Law!

HSRP:A method to test how far people bear with arbitrary administrative action

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Affixation of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) on vehicles, with threat of heavy penalty to defaulters, is perhaps a method to test how far people bear with arbitrary administrative action.

The term ‘high security’ is not defined in Law and nobody knows how his/her vehicle would be secured by this high security registration plate. Vehicle owners have affixed registration plates in earmarked spaces of their respective vehicles. They have spent money for that. Why are they being forced to spend more money in these HSRPs?

Governments, both at the Center and in the States have not declared their own responsibility in respect to vehicles that comply with the HSRP order.

Affixation of registered number plate on a vehicle is controlled under Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 that reads as follows:

“No person shall drive any motor vehicle and no owner of a motor vehicle shall cause or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or in any other place unless the vehicle is registered in accordance with this Chapter and the certificate of registration of the vehicle has not been suspended or cancelled and the vehicle carries a registration mark displayed in the prescribed manner.”

Thus, preparation and affixation of necessary plates to display registration number of the vehicles was the responsibility of owners thereof. This had allowed every vehicle owner to prepare his /her own number plate and affix the same in the vehicle. So, subjecting those vehicle owners to rush to a particular person / farm through electronic means to get a high security plate without knowing the scope and limit of high security and further subjecting them to a panic period generated by the threat of a menacing cash penalty is blatantly arbitrary.

Data in the high security plate would help in identifying a stolen vehicle, the government say. But they do not say what punishment shall be given to the officer who fails to retrieve the vehicle even after identification.

Government in a democracy mustn’t be a vehicle for intimidating the people with threat of cash punishment as is happening in HSRP matter that has retrospective effect.

NGO award to Naveen Patnaik should be enquired into

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Sycophants have congested Bhubaneswar roads as in thousands they are brought to the capital city to show strength of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to people who are crying to have their right to be administered in their mother tongue ORIYA.

Orissa has lost her mana in Naveenraj with her geographical boundaries as well as major river systems severely threaten by neighbouring provinces. Mr. Patnaik has never visited the border to stand with people, who are fighting for survival of their identity vis-a-vis the people of the rival tongues.

According to a none-contradicted confession of a treasury bench heavyweight in the Assembly, 93% people of Orissa do not understand English. But in Naveenraj, administration is working in English. People are kept in dark about how the government works. The Official Language Act, 1954 is being everyday violated by the CM and his team sans qualms.

Mr. Naveen Patnaik is marked for contravention of almost all the Acts enacted during his tenure as Chief Minister. He has even resorted to atrophy the Language Law by fraudulent means in order only to deny the people of Orissa their right to be governed in their State-Language.

There is not a single year within his tenure as Chief Minister when severe lapses in his governance is not reported by the Accountant General.

Yet a New Delhi based NGO styled Capital Foundation has conferred on him a dubious award under the pretense ‘Lifetime Achievement’. It seems the NGO has never verified the reality in Orissa and its study of Orissa scenario is absolutely superficial. This award given to Patnaik should be enquired into, as this is a design to mislead the people of Orissa that are perishing under his constant misrule.

Whenever Patnaik finds himself in political crisis and his public image appears comical even to his followers he feels, he cultivates such an award to dazzle the pewople of Orissa, a trick ETV in 2006 had trained him in.

The award in question is organised to hoodwink the people after his legislative misconduct was bared by the founder of Bhasha Andolan in his densely documented book Oriya Bhashaku Naveenanka MaranaAghata (Naveen’s deathblow to Oriya Language) and the Governor was moved to recall his assents to the amendments of Orissa Official Language Act, 1954.

Chief Minister should say if Buddhia Singh is dead or alive

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Onus lies on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to show that the most celebrated child of Orissa Buddhia Singh is not dead.

It is he who had contested against Buddhia Singh in a state-managed fight to become “Priya Oriya” (the most popular person of Orissa) and in the final round had won the contest through mobile phone voting. The four year old illiterate child was a slum dweller and had not even known that a major TV channel (ETV) had dragged him to this contest. I had detailed the sordit game played against the poor illeterate boy in these pages at that time.

Narrowly survived in the contest, the Chief Minister was obviously affraid of nullification of the so-called election and exposuure of his mischief if Buddha Singh challenges the stage-managed victory of Naveen Patnaik.

His government subjected the legendary four year old boy to prosecution and destruction of his morale and surprisingly his mentor Biranchi Das was killed.

The Government had taken Buddhia forcefully into its care under the pretence of training him up in every possible professional way to become the world’s greatest marathon walker. What happened to him nobody knows. Neither the Sports Department nor the Child Development Department that had thrown Buddhia Singh forcibly into the care of the Sports Department is able to say where is he at the moment.

Bellow are a few links to my discussions on Buddhia Singh at that time.





The Government was conspicus with its silence over them.

Governor of Orissa urged to free himself from fraud in Official Language Act


The Founder of Bhasha Andolan, Orissa Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak has urged the State Governor to free himself from the evident fraud in the amendment of the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954. He had submitted details of the fraudulence to the Governor on 6.5.2022 requesting him to please use his inherent power to recall his assent to the amendments of the Act, “as they were created by forgery, treachery, and fraudulence as well as in absolute contravention of the Rules of Business.”

Here is the same.

The Governor’s Secretariate run by Govt. Staff has sent the same to Principal Secretary to Govt. in the department of GA&PG on 24.5.2022 VIDE No.3642, with an instruction “for taking needful action” at his end and intimate Sri Pattanayak the “action taken report”. This particular Officer is a party to the alleged fraud and he has not yet carried out the order of the Governor.

On this background, Sri Pattanayak has addressed another letter to the Governor urging him to apply his mind to the issue and “to ensure that Orissa is not administered under fake and fraudulently made legislation.

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 →