Acceptance of Satya Nayak’s regignation would be suicidal for the Congress in Orissa

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The last voice of Congress in Orissa, which the people were hearing with rapt attention, may no more resound if resignation of Sri Satya Prakash Nayak is accepted by the Congress Party.

Sri Nayak, one of the finest journalists contemporary Orissa has ever seen, had left his profession to join the Congress in order only to help the people regain necessary vision to see through the reality of Naveen’s administration, which thrieves through propaganda, despite being fragrantly anti-people, shockingly incompetent, brazenly corrupt and a shrewd partner of the BJP. His activities in the Congress were compelling the people to re-address their attention to the Party that not only has helped us have our freedom from foerign yoke, but also had faught against and discarded the rotten right-wing syndicate in the Indira days.

Who am I to say in favor of Satya? I am that man, whom Mr. Rajiv Gandhi had choosen to be the Congress Candidate in place of the sitting Chief Minister J. B. Patnaik. Despite very deep political differences with Sri Patnaik, he was the doyen of journalism, who, as the Editor of Eastern Times, was my basic inspiration to prepare myself for journalism. He was a great political visionary whom Orissa could not properly use. Therefore, despite full and complete ideological differences, I had a very respectable place for Mr. J.B. Patnaik in my heart in perpetuum. Hence, I had refused to accept the Party Ticket Mr. Gandhi had not only given, but also had deputed Ms. Mamata Banerjee and Mr. Ajit Panja to help me in electioneering in Athgarh, his constituency. Somebody from within had cried against grabbing his constituency taking advantage of the situation.

Time has changed its ways many a times. But, till Communists are ready to take over, Congress Party has remained for me the only way to emancipation from political draculas discernible in the BJD and the BJP.

Therefore, I make this appeal to the Congress High Command: Never accept the resignation of Mr. Satya Prakash Nayak. Orissa needs him most in this critical political juncture when Bharat Jodo Yatra is to succeed in this soil too.

Many a sincere supporters of Congress, who were leading the students and youth in Orissa in the past, and despite brilliant political sense, are conspicuous by their absence in the present set-up of the provincial committee. The PCC should locate them eagerly and bring all of them to the forefront of the party so that the much needed environment of confidence of the general public in Congress could be cultivated with vigor and political potency.

If Orissa is to be saved, Congress is to be strengthened.

Alaya Mohanty passes away

Journalist Alaya Mohanty, under nephritic treatment, succumbed to cardiac arrest this morning.

He was also a film producer of repute. His film Shunya Swaroopa (Oriya) had bagged national award as the best feature film in 1996. TV serials produced by him were instances of insightful stories of unnoticed human life.

Spread of the sad news made many journalists, artists, politicians rush to his residence to pay their last homage, before his cortege proceeded to Swargadwar (Puri).

Orissa Chief Minister bawled out for foul play against the people

The News Syndicate

In espousing the demand for making Oriya inviolable as officiial language of Orissa, the BlackFlag campaign has reached the 2nd day of the 9th month over 6 years of its commencement. But the Chief Minister has launched a book on December 23 in the conference hall annexed to his official chamber behind back of the people of Orissa, which claims that the BlackFlag campaingn has been withdrawn four years ago on 16 July 2018 following amendment of the Official language Act. Founder of Bhasha Andolan Subhas Chandra Pattanayak has bawled out the Chief Minister holding this a foul play against the people of Orissa.

After discussing the matter in, Sri Pattanayak condemned the anti-Oriya conduct of the Chief Minister live in facebook in the evening of the first day of the new year. Below is what he said in the message:

Naveen Patnaik discloses his design to followers: Mission Shakti a cover to catch female votes

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assured his followers in his party’s foundation day meeting at Puri on December 26, that they have nothing to worry about election-2024.

He claimed, half of the State population shall continue to vote for BJD.

It is only his party that will stay in power even for a hundred years, as the Opposition, devoid of oppertunity to use the State Treasury, shall have no chance to use the Mission Shakti, the administrative cover under which the women are being officially funded. As long as they are funded, their votes shall flow into the BJD buxes, he asserted.

Thus, the Chief Minister has confessed that the sole design behind creation of and funding the Mission Shakti is to catch the women votes.

It is now incumbent upon the Election Commission to save democracy from this evil design.

Orissa’s Higher Education Secretary is asked to dismiss a lady lecturer for committing crime against ten batches of Botany students

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

I have put on records in my book captioned DANAR TOBADA the details of how Chief minister Naveen Patnaik could pet my close associate in Bhasha Andolan Pradyumna Satpathy to use him in sabotaging the unique movement for governance of Orissa in Oriya. The incumbent Secretary of HE, Bishnupad Sethi was the Secretary of the said department when Satpathy’s wife Manasi Sarangi was illegally reinstated as Lecturer, Botany in a new College, even thogh she had no entitlement to the job after remaining unauthorisedly absent for more than 10 years from her original college UN (Auto) College of Sc. & Tech, Adashpur, which had resolved to dismiss her and waiting for official approval. Sethi at that time had created an observation in the file, that she was not absent from duty, but was kept away from duty. Had I not intervened, she could have got unbroken service, which could have given her around a crore of rupees towards back wages, the de facto beneficiary being Satpathy.

Under the statute, she should have made herself available for the punishment of dismissal in the new College, but she is continuing to draw monthly salary from the government through the place of her posting. This illegality is continuing when the same Sethi has been posted the Secretary of the same department under orders of the Chief Minister.

I have addressed the following mail to the Secretary today with a copy thereof each to the Governor of Orissa, Chief Minister of Orissa and the Chief Secretary of Orissa seeking their intervention to do away with the continuing illegality.

Its Subject is: Continuance of contempt against the Governor’s order in the matter of Ms. Manasi Sarangi , illegally posted as lecturer in Botany in Shishu Anant Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna, Khurda

Order No. 9946 SG (ptn) from the Governor of Orissa dated 2.8.2019 to the Commissioner-cum- Secretary to Govt. of Orissa, Department of Higher Education, Bhubaneswar has been refered to.


In enclosing my Memorandum dated 22.7.2019 in original, His Excellency the Governor of Orissa in his Order under reference had directed you to take needful action in the matter at your end and to send me the action taken report.

You have not yet done it.

In the said memorandum, my demand for action was in two matters:
1. In order to weaken Bhasha Andolan, the Chief Minister had purchased allegiance of one of my close colleagues, namely Pradyumna Satpathy by offering him fabulous financial rewards in form of backwages of his wife Manasi Sarangi, who, as a lecturer in Botany in the UN (Auto) College of Sc.& Tech., had abandoned her duties for more than 10 years. She was to draw stupendous amount of money as her backwages and therefore, despite objections of the Director, Higher Education, the then Secretary, HE, Sri Bishnupad Sethi had created a situation to reinstate her in service with retrospective effect by showing that she was never absent from duty, but was kept out of duty by the College authorities. I had wanted action against this design to save the State exchequer from coughing off huge money as illegitimate back wages to the wife of the saboteur of Bhasha Andolan, Mrs. Manasi Sarangi. Needless to say, I had pressed for the quashing of the order of reinstatement on the ground shown as continuance of her service on the basis of the crafted conclusion of ‘denial of duty’.

2. With her wilful unauthorised absence for more than 10 years, she had no legal right to remain in service. Therefore, she should be dismissed from service with retrospective effect from the date of her unauthorised absence, so that in future the State exchequer would not be forced to pay her salary and other benefits howsoever illegal.

From Memo No.18760/HE. dated 13.9.19 of the Secretary H.E., communicated to the Principal, Shishu Ananta Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna, Khurda, where Smt. Sarangi is illegally posted, it is established that she had remained absent from duty unauthorisedly for a period of more than 10 years without any valid reasons” (Para 5 of the Memo.). On the basis of this official determination, the subsequent Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the Department of HE, Sri Saswat MIishra had pronounced an ORDER on .11.9.19 which is worded as quoted below:

“The period of absence from 02.07.2008 to 23.07.2018 will be treated as breakage in service. She will not get any salary or consequential benefit for that period on the principle of no work no pay. This period shall not be counted for career advancement and pension.”

By this Order, the Secretary has erred against the State.

Law has not given any carte blanche to the Secretary of Higher Education department to contravene the stipulations laid down under Rule 72 of the Service Code that enforces the removal of employees after remaining on leave for a continuous period exceeding five years. When sub-rule (1) of this Rule stipulates that, no employee shall be granted leave of any kind for a continuous period exceeding five years, sub-rule (2) makes it a must for termination of employment, if the servant does not resume duty after remaining on leave for a continuous period of five years, or after the expiry of his/her leave remains absent from duty otherwise than on foreign service or on account of suspension, for any period which together with the period of the leave granted to him exceeds five years, he/she shall unless Government in view of the exceptional circumstances of the case otherwise determine, be removed from service.”

By ordering that there shall be no work no pay for Smt Sarangi for the period of her unauthorised absence, the Secretary has illegally granted her leave without pay, which contravenes the above quoted sub-rule (1) of Rule 72.

On the otherhand, allowing her to continue in the post where she was only to face the disciplinary action for removal from the job she had abandoned for more than 10 years, the Secretary has wilfully contravened the provisions of sub-rule (2) of Rule 72 of the service code.

Sir, I have reason to apprehend that you are sleeping over this illegality, because Smt. Sarangi’s husband is used by the Chief Minister to weaken the Bhasha Andolan.

You have, as the head of the executive government in the Department of Higher Education, a responsibility to ensure that laws of the land are not broken like this under political manipulation by dishonest fellows.

Therefore, I request you to dismiss Smt. Sarangi from service on the basis of the proven fact, that she had willfully abandoned her duties and had remained unauthorisedly absent from her duty for more than 10 years and thereby had committed serious crime against ten batches of the students of Botany that had admitted themselves in the UN (Auto) College of Sc.& Tech., Adashpur for proper education.

Thus saying, I have requested the Secretary to inform me of his actions in this matter.

I have concluded the mail with the words:

“I am deliberately sending copies of this mail to the Governor of Orissa, the Chief Minister of Orissa and the Chief Secretary of Orissa with a request that they may peruse this mail and do the needful to save the State from illegality so rampant as shown. I am specifically attracting attention of the Chief Minister to the apprehension spelt out in this communication that the Secretary of Higher Education is involved with the illegality under his pressure.

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 →