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Odisha Chief Minister directed concerned officials to make Regional Transport Offices broker-free within 15 days.

Bhubaneswar:26/9/19: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed concerned officials to make Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across the state broker-free within 15 days.

Patnaik’s directive came while he was holding a discussion with collectors, SPs and Regional Transport Officers through videoconferencing at the Lok Seva Bhavan here regarding the newly-implemented MV Act.

The CM advised the officers for opening more counters at the offices for facilitating issuance of DLs and other vehicle-related documents to the applicants.

Patnaik also directed for stringent action against drunken driving and reckless driving. He also laid emphasis on providing first-aid treatment to road accident victims. Road safety and traffic rule awareness plays a key role in curbing accidents, for which sensitization drives should be conducted at schools, colleges and roads, he opined.

The Chief Minister asked all concerned departments to work in coordination for proper implementation of the rules.

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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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