Bhubaneswar: As many as 185 junior data entry operators today joined the Odisha government in the Home Department.
All of them have been recruited by Odisha Staff Selection Commission.
Addressing an orientation programme for the Jr. DEOs, on virtual platform, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that role of data is critical to the effectiveness of governance.
He added that data creation, storing, protection and transfer are essential for swift implementation of decisions and delivery of services.
Congratulating the new recruits, the CM said that as data entry operators, they will play a significant role in the administration.
As most of the new recruits have higher qualifications in IT and wide experience in other sectors, Patnaik added that Technology & Time are two significant aspects of the 5T Initiative.
He called upon them to put up their best efforts, and hope that with their knowledge and experience, they will prove themselves to be useful for the administration.
He expected them to understand the sensitivity of their work as it involves critical data at higher offices.
The CM advised them to be highly responsible while handling administrative communication.
Joining the programme, Minister of State for Home Dibya Sankar Mishra said, “We have to change according to time. Governance now is not the same as it was 30 years ago. Computer is found everywhere, and our administration is going completely digital for fast service delivery.”
He called upon the new entrants to follow the simplicity of the Chief Minister and work as per the mandate of 5-T initiatives.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said that they are the first to join the new cadre of Data Entry Operators.
As all office works in the administration have become online, he advised them to use their technical knowledge for efficiency in work.