Bhubaneswar: As part the state Government’s zero tolerance policy towards corruption, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered dismissal of six officials and discontinue of their pension benefits.
The six officials include Sudhir Kumar Brajendra Narayan, former Chief Engineer and MD of OBCC; Arun Charan Parida, OBCC Senior Project Manager; Pramod Behera, retired Assistant Engineer of Rural Development Kamakshyanagar Sub-Division; Brajasundar Pattnaik, retired Assistant Engineer of Rural Development, Puri; Khageswar Swain, retired Executive Engineer, Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC); and Bibekananda Mohanty, retired Superintending Engineer Roads and Building Division, Sambalpur .
Besides, Patnaik gave compulsory retirement to two other officials on graft charges. They are Revenue Inspector (RI) Iswari Prasad Purohit of Koksara Tehsil in Kalahandi and RI Arun Kumar Purohit of Biramaharajpur Tehsil in Sonepur district.
The government in its order said that the service of two officials were no more required for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices, an official statement said.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has issued such a direction as part of the state government’s “Zero Tolerance” policy towards corruption, an official statement issued by the CMO said.
With the action against the six retired officials on Monday, the state government since August 2019 has acted against 74 officials on charges of corruption. This apart, 15 other officials have been served with compulsory retirement notices.