337 Cases Heard & Disposed Of On First Day Of Promotion Adalat Of Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: A total of 337 cases were heard and disposed of on the fisrt day of Promotion Adalat held under the Chairmanship of Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and by Additional Chief Secretaries in six different places on Wednesday.

Promotion cases relating to the departments of Revenue and Disaster Management, Planning & Convergence, Higher Education, Science & Technology, Labour & ESI, Skill Development and Technical Education, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Commerce and Transport, Women and Child Development, Finance, Agriculture, Parliamentary Affairs, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law were enlisted and heard in these Adalats.

Official sources said a total of 396 applications were received for today’s Adalat of which 337 petitions were heard. Altogether 308 applications were considered by the Adalat.

Presiding over the Adalat at Chief Ministers’ Grievance Cell, Chief Secretary Mahapatra directed the administrative departments to expeditiously act upon the recommendations and directions of various adalats under intimation to General Administration & Public Grievance Department.

He also directed that Gradation list of the restructured cadres be prepared forthwith for ensuring promotion through DPCs in coming months.

Applicants who turned up at the adalat termed the system of promotion adalat is a revolutionary step by the government. It has given new assurances to the government officers and there would be fewer requirements to approach the Judicial Courts. All of them expressed their desire that such system should be further strengthened and to be continued in coming years.

The second day of the Promotion Adalat would be held on Thursday at same places by the same same senior officers. The cases relating to the departments of Rural Development, Steel & Mines, School & Mass Education, Public Enterprises, Excise, Information & Public Relations, Water Resources, Works, Energy, Handloom, Textiles & Handicrafts, Health & Family Welfare, Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribe Development, Housing & Urban Development, Electronics and Information Technology would be heard in these Adalats, the sources added.

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