Bhubaneswar: A day after the ST-SC Development Department joined the Mo Sarkar fold, two more key departments of the Odisha Government – the Industries and MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) came under the purview of the Mo Sarkar initiative.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced this at a special function at Lokseva Bhavan here today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “I am glad that two significant departments of the State Government are coming under Mo Sarkar today. I believe both the departments are in absolute readiness to accept the new obligations and expectations of Mo Sarkar”.
Since October 2 last year, it has been more than three months when Mo Sarkar was first launched with inclusion of two departments– Home and Health. Till now, eight major departments have formally joined Mo Sarkar Initiative and all other departments are under intensive preparation to join the initiative.
“I believe; by now, every public servant is aware of the basic tenets of this initiative. This is a new movement in governance and administration. It wants to change the fundamental psychology of public servants that we are carrying since time of British Raj. This ideological turn around in the sub-conscious is essential. As in market economy, Customer is the king; so is the Citizen in a democratic system of governance. We are here to serve them. Once this basic point becomes a conviction, other factors like professionalism, efficiency and transparency will follow suit”, the CM said.
To ensure this, every department needs to have a robust feedback mechanism. Efficiency in this mechanism will force necessary behavioral changes if required.
The Industries and MSME twin departments have been under focus for a slew of initiatives including Make-in-Odisha. The two Make-in-Odisha programmes have been huge hits receiving investment offers of more Rupees six lakh crore. And recently, Odisha has emerged the most attractive investment destination by receiving more than 18 percent of the total investment offers of the country for the period from April to September 2019.
Naveen said, “I am glad that the Industries and MSME departments have already commissioned dedicated Mo Sarkar cells and held training sessions to sensitize officials. I would like to reiterate my Government’s commitment for hassle free services to prospective investors and existing industrial units in the State. I would like our State to be known as the best in this matter, nationally and internationally. I wish this endeavour all success.”
Minister Captain Dibyashankar Mishra described the endeavour as historic and will go a long way in encouraging the investors.
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy expected the Industry Department officers to always work with a positive attitude and provide best of the services to potential entrepreneurs.
5T Secretary V.K. Pandian interacted with the DIC Manager of Kalahandi, Angul, Cuttack and Jajpur and GM IDCO of Rourkela, Sambalpur, Gajapati on the objectives and implementation of Mo Sarkar and advised them to work for a modern state Odisha and themselves be the symbol of modernity in Odisha.
Secretary Industries & MSME spoke about the preparedness of the Dept. for Mo Sarkar.
CMD IDCO Sanjay Singh proposed the vote of thanks.