Bhubaneswar:13/6/17;A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the District Collectors to stop collection of PC (percentage) from contractors for giving Government work orders at the block level, Opposition parties have got an opportunity to take potshots at the BJD Government.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said if the State Government has guts, it should publish a Whitepaper on how many contracts have been awarded without calling for tenders, and in all these years how much PC has been collected.

Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinpati said it is too late. Why the State Government was sleeping for 17 years, he questioned.

BJD Kendrapada MP Baijayant Panda said in a Twit that he has been saying this all the time. Accountability should also be fixed not only at the block level but at higher lev

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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