Hello, CM is on the line: Odisha govt announces Mo Sarkar initiative


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced Mo Sarkar initiative that will make the police stations and hospitals more accountable while empowering common men in the state.

Addressing the 73rd Independence Day celebration at Exhibition Ground here, Patnaik said he himself and his ministers would telephone people to know what is happening at the grassroots level.

Mo Sarkar initiative will be implemented at all police stations and district headquarters hospitals in first phase from Gandhi Jayanti this year.

In the next phase from March 5, 2020, Mo Sarkar initiative will be extended to all departments, the Chief Minister said.

“Our government is to serve the people. The government is functioning due to taxpayers’ money. Thus, we have taken this important decision today,” he added.

“I am your Chief Minister. I would personally call you up and ask you about the kind of response and services you get while visiting police stations and hospitals.  I would also want to know about your experience at government offices. Ministers of my Cabinet and senior officers at the district level will also telephone you to get feedback,” said Patnaik.

“If any rural household is still deprived of electricity connection, then you can file an application at the local Panchayat office and you will get electric connection within 48 hours,” he assured.