Odisha CM advised newly recruited Welfare Extension Officers to be proactive in ensuring services to reach beneficiaries
Bhubaneswar:21/7/23:Attending the ‘Nijukti Parva’, CM Naveen Patnaik congratulated newly recruited Welfare Extension Officers for success. CM advised the officers to be proactive in ensuring services reach beneficiaries & be sensitive to people. A total of 129 Welfare Officers joined ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Class Welfare Department, Odisha.
CM said the Welfare Extension Officers have a significant role at grassroots for enhancing quality of life of a majority section. Wishing them a bright career ahead, CM advised them to work professionally for execution of programmes & proactively engage people in endeavours.CM said officers must show enough sensitiveness in public dealings, as beneficiaries come mostly from underprivileged sections. CM hoped that officers are aware of 5T framework following principles of Tech, Teamwork, Transparency, Time & ensure transformation happens all around
Highlighting that ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Class Welfare Department, Odisha is one of the most significant depts, CM said dept looks into development & welfare of 75% people belonging to communities from ST, SC, Minorities & Backward Class. CM said it has huge responsibility in carrying forward inclusive development goals.
CM mentioned apart from ongoing livelihood programmes for tribals, Govt has also introduced Mukhya Mantri Jana-Jati Jeevika Mission. CM continued, it is one of the largest livelihood promotion initiatives directed specifically for tribals with a budgetary allocation of ₹500 Cr.
CM said the scheme will provide support to 1.5 lakh tribal households over 3 years starting from 2022-23. Highlighting that education is essential for socio-economic upliftment, CM said Govt is modernising schools, building hostels, enhancing scholarships for tribal students.
CM specified that from this year, Govt has decided to pay one-time financial assistance up to ₹50,000 to needy ST, SC students pursuing Degree education. CM said Odisha is considered as a leading state in the implementation of Forest Rights Act.