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Adopting zero-tolerance towards corruption Odisha government has dismissed 15 officials

Bhubaneswar:17/8/19: Adopting zero-tolerance towards corruption, the Odisha government has dismissed 15 officials from their services and stopped pensions of two others.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked all department to adopt zero-tolerance policy towards corruption. The dismissed officials were convicted by the anti-corruption department of the government.

The dismissed officials are former IMV of Boudh district, Debi Prasad Padhi, former secretary of Dunguripali cooperative society in Subarnapur, Devdatta Das, Octroi Tax Sarkar of Umerkote Municipality, Kaliprasad Singh, former junior clerk of Dhamnagar tehsil in Bhadrak district, Batakrushna Barik, former VLW of M.Rampur in Kalahandi, Krushna Mohan Das, former secretary-cum-PEO of Kesinga block, Ashok Kumar Saha, former panchayat executive officer of Junagarh block, Padmamukh Sabar, former secretary of Mursundi gram panchayat Kishore Chandra Pradhan, former assistant engineer of Salia irrigation project, Bijay Kumar Sahu, former JE of Bhawanipatna ITDA, Karunakar Panda, former JE of Kuliana block, Mangal Singh Munda, former assistant engineer of Kuliana block Baidyanath Majhi, former JE of Sarakana block, Pratap Chandra Rout,  former JE of Thuamul-Rampur ITDA, Nigamananda Panda and senior clerk of BMC health officer’s office, Chittaranjan Lal.

Similarly, the pension facilities of retired assistant engineer of Kalahandi ITDA, Aswini Kumar Sharma and retired APD of Kalahandi DRDA, Shasank Sekhar Patnaik have been stopped for corruption.

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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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