Odisha Minister Visits Adarsh Vidyalay, Pulls Up Govt Official For Poor Construction Work

Kendrapada: Taking a strong exception to negligence in implementation of a school project, Steel and Mines and Works Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallik on Thursday reprimanded a government official in presence of hundreds of people in Odisha’s Kendrapada.

The minister had gone to take stock of the progress of an Adarsh Vidyalaya, implemented under 5T initiative of the state government, at Kurujanga under Derabis block of the district. His supporters and local people accompanied him to the spot.

While inspecting the works, local BJD leader and former block chairman Saroj Kant Sahu drew the attention of the minister to poor quality of materials used in the construction work. Pointing out that the foundation plaque of the building was missing, Sahu raised question on efficiency of the executing official.

Peeved over negligence in implementation of the prestigious project of the government, the minister demanded an explanation from the official present on the spot. “It is not expected of an official to be careless in government works. With the government focusing on its 5T initiative, negligence in its implementation cannot be tolerated,” he said.

Later, Mallik went around the model school premises and checked all the ongoing works minutely to verify. He was accompanied by Kendrapada MLA Sashi Bhusan Behera, Patkura MLA Sabitri Agarwal, zilla Parishad chairman Gitanjali Sethi, BJD district president Utkal Parida and other party leaders.

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