Bhubaneswar: With five more departments, Water Resources, Cooperation, Fisheries & ARD, Social Security & EPD and Textiles Handloom joining Mo Sarkar on Monday, the total number of departments under Mo Sarkar is 22 now.
Launching the inclusion of these five departments in Mo Sarkar, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik called upon officers to respect the will of the people.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, “People are the life force of a democratic system. Government is a reflection of the will of the people, which is constituted to meet their aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that a public servant must uphold the dignity of the people whom they are supposed to serve and respect their will. Service to the people is not merely a slogan but has to be a culture, which each government servant must imbibe and display at all times.”
Upholding the self respect and dignity of our people will help every public servant earn their respect and make governance people-friendly. The objective of all the Departments must be to ensure that every citizen, coming to the office for any reason, leaves with satisfaction. He must feel that his visit was purposeful, he received due respect and he develops a conviction that the entire government machinery is working for the benefit of people like him.
I believe all of you have got the message very clearly. As public servants, you have a responsibility to ensure that every citizen of my state speaks from his heart that it’s truly Mo Sarkar, he added.
All the five ministers of the departments that were included also spoke on the occasion.