Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday advised senior government officials to treat people with dignity and in a professional and ethical manner.
“Every person visiting any institution will be treated with dignity and his issues have to be treated in a professional and ethical manner,” said he while addressing a senior officers’ conference at the Lok Seva Bhawan here.
Patnaik also administered an oath to this effect to all officers present at the conference.
He said people are the real masters and those who work in the Government are paid by them. “People are the soul of democracy. Every institution in a democracy is for the people created by their money to empower and serve them,” he observed. Patnaik described the senior officers of the Government as ‘the drivers of the transformation agenda’.
“I have a family of four and a half crore people of Odisha. With their blessings, I am serving them for the last 20 years. I want our children to have quality education, our brothers and sisters to have good jobs and our elders to have good healthcare facilities,” the Chief Minister stated.
Patnaik told the senior officers to share their transformational game-changing ideas with him.
On day-2 on Saturday, the officers would be engaged in outdoor and off-site learning situations in the Eco Retreat camp at Konark. They would have field-level experience sharing and motivational talks on citizen-centric governance, people’s empowerment and ethical service delivery.