Odisha Secretariat to be renamed as Lok Seva Bhawan

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that the state Secretariat will be renamed as Lok Seva Bhawan.

The Chief Minister announced this during his address in assembly on budgetary demand for grants relating to Home and GA departments.

 “I am highly indebted to the people of our state and will continue to work hard to fulfill the aspirations of our people. In a democracy people are masters and we all exist to serve them. I would like to use this opportunity to announce that ‘Sachivalaya’ or secretariat will be called as ‘Lok Seva Bhawan’,” said the Chief Minister.

He informed that the overall law and order and crime situation in the state has remained largely under control.

The Chief Minister said while the situation relating to Left Wing Extremism has improved substantially during the last few years, only a few pockets in the hilly and difficult terrains and the inter-state borders along Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh remain the areas of concern.

During 2018, nineteen hardcore CPI (Maoist) cadres were killed and in the current year 7 cadres have been killed, he added.