6 more Odisha officials dismissed from service on corruption charges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday dismissed six government officials from service on charges of corruption.

The government also stopped the pension of four retired employees for their involvement in corruption.

These six persons have been convicted by Vigilance courts in the state.

The decision has been taken as a part of a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption, said a release by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

Earlier on August 17, the Odisha government had dismissed 15 employees on corruption charges. 

The list of employees dismissed

1) Junior clerk Sanjit Kumar Ray working with Kuanrmunda Tehsil under Sundergarh Collectorate of Commerce and Transport department

2) Baikuntha Bihari Pradhan- Ex Assistant Engineer, Integrated Tribal Development Agency, Baripada

3) Bhagirathi Biswal- Veterinary Doctor, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Department

4) Basant Kumar Patra- Junior Engineer, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department

5) Trilochana Seth- Panchayat Executive Officer, Kutra Block in Sundragarh district

6) Astama Chandra Patel- Panchayat Executive Officer, Banaigarh Block in Sundergarh district   

The officials whose pension has been stopped

  1. Former Executive Engineer in Water Resources department, Goutam Chandra Prusty.
  2. Former GM of OCC Bikram Keshari Patnaik.
  3. Rabindra Kumar Jena, Former Establishment Officer Office of Chief Engineer, Sewerage Board office in Cuttack.
  4. Former Junior Engineer in Baripada ITDA, Rabi Narayan Mohanty.