Boudh: In an attempt to justify Mo Sarkar as a people-centric programme, top bureaucrats preferred Aahar centre for dining out with public.
Sounds strange! But, the initiative is a part of 5Ts — team work, technology, transparency, transformation and time limit – the most effective formula taught by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to his Cabinet colleagues and senior officials.
Obeying 5 Mantras, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, 5T Secretary VK Pandian and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Director Shalini Pandit chose to have subsidised Rs 5-lunch at Aahar centre during their visit to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Boudh to review healthcare facilities and infrastructures under Mo Sarkar programme.
The incident was caught on the camera showing that the plates were filled in food (rice and dalema) and the officials were enjoying their meal ignoring their official positions.
It could be unexpected approach by IAS officers, but the only motto behind creating a new culture in administration is to examine the qualities of food being served at Aahar centre to poor people visiting the state-run hospitals.
Worth mentioning, Tripathy along with Pandian was on one-day visit today to three districts to review Mo Sarkar initiative launched by Odisha government on Gandhi Jayanti. During trip, the three-member team interacted with patients and hospital authorities in Kandhamal, Boudh and Nayagarh districts.