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SAIL: Odisha CM inaugurates Plasma Bank at Ispat General Hospital

A Plasma Bank was inaugurated on-line by Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha at Ispat General Hospital of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on 31st July. The Plasma Bank, set up in association with the Government of Odisha would go a long way in the treatment of the critically ill COVID-19 patients.

It is one of the many exemplary initiatives of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant under the guidance of Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, to fight the pandemic. He has also been stressing on strengthening infrastructure and expanding services and COVID-19 tests in SAIL’s hospitals for the people of the region. Earlier in the month of April, a COVID Sample Testing Lab was established in IGH which proved beneficial in containing the spread of the disease.

The Plasma Bank which is first in this region is equipped with Apheresis machine for plasma collection, Sealer, Crash Cart, Oxygen line and a Plasma cabinet for storage of 350-500 units of plasma. Persons completely cured of COVID-19 can donate plasma in the centre. A number of stringent tests are carried out in the Plasma Bank to check the quality of the plasma before providing the same for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Centre will be managed by the doctors and paramedics of Ispat General Hospital. This centre has brought a new ray of hope and optimism amongst the people of this region.

The inauguration programme was attended by Minister (Labour & Employment), Govt of Odisha, Susanta Singh, Minister (Women & Child Development & Mission Shakti ), Govt of Odisha, Smt Tukuni Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), Govt of Odisha, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, CEO, RSP Dipak Chattaraj and many other eminent leaders of the region, senior officers of Govt. of Odisha and Rourkela Steel Plant.

01 Aug 2020
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Odisha sarpanchs to be given power of DM in their jurisdiction

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik known for out of the box thinking when he said on April 19 that sarpanches in Gram Panchayats will be given powers of District Magistrates in their respective jurisdiction to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

Odisha has already announced anyone coming from outside after lockdown is eased out will have to go to 14-day quarantine before resuming normal activities. The 14-day quarantine is very important to protect returnees and their families. So to implement this effectively, the government decided to delegate powers of DM to sarpanches for their jurisdiction under Section 51 of Disaster Management Act, 2005, Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 read with Odisha COVID-19 Regulations, 2020.

People from Odisha stranded in other parts of the country and wanting to return will be brought to the state after the lockdown period is over. They will have to mandatorily register their names with the help of their families and friends at their respective panchayats. They will have to follow a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days on their return.

The state will bear all expenses of the quarantine period. After the completion of the quarantine period, the government will provide them with Rs 2,000 as an incentive.

20 Apr 2020
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SAIL: Odisha CM inaugurates Plasma Bank at Ispat General Hospital

By IndianMandarins 01 Aug 2020

A Plasma Bank was inaugurated on-line by Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha at Ispat General Hospital of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on 31st July. The Plasma Bank, set up in association with the Government of Odisha would go a long way in the treatment of the critically ill COVID-19 patients.

It is one of the many exemplary initiatives of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant under the guidance of Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, to fight the pandemic. He has also been stressing on strengthening infrastructure and expanding services and COVID-19 tests in SAIL’s hospitals for the people of the region. Earlier in the month of April, a COVID Sample Testing Lab was established in IGH which proved beneficial in containing the spread of the disease.

The Plasma Bank which is first in this region is equipped with Apheresis machine for plasma collection, Sealer, Crash Cart, Oxygen line and a Plasma cabinet for storage of 350-500 units of plasma. Persons completely cured of COVID-19 can donate plasma in the centre. A number of stringent tests are carried out in the Plasma Bank to check the quality of the plasma before providing the same for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Centre will be managed by the doctors and paramedics of Ispat General Hospital. This centre has brought a new ray of hope and optimism amongst the people of this region.

The inauguration programme was attended by Minister (Labour & Employment), Govt of Odisha, Susanta Singh, Minister (Women & Child Development & Mission Shakti ), Govt of Odisha, Smt Tukuni Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), Govt of Odisha, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, CEO, RSP Dipak Chattaraj and many other eminent leaders of the region, senior officers of Govt. of Odisha and Rourkela Steel Plant.

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Odisha sarpanchs to be given power of DM in their jurisdiction

By IndianMandarins 20 Apr 2020

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik known for out of the box thinking when he said on April 19 that sarpanches in Gram Panchayats will be given powers of District Magistrates in their respective jurisdiction to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

Odisha has already announced anyone coming from outside after lockdown is eased out will have to go to 14-day quarantine before resuming normal activities. The 14-day quarantine is very important to protect returnees and their families. So to implement this effectively, the government decided to delegate powers of DM to sarpanches for their jurisdiction under Section 51 of Disaster Management Act, 2005, Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 read with Odisha COVID-19 Regulations, 2020.

People from Odisha stranded in other parts of the country and wanting to return will be brought to the state after the lockdown period is over. They will have to mandatorily register their names with the help of their families and friends at their respective panchayats. They will have to follow a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days on their return.

The state will bear all expenses of the quarantine period. After the completion of the quarantine period, the government will provide them with Rs 2,000 as an incentive.

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Odisha: Pandian put in charge of 5Ts

By IndianMandarins 31 Jul 2019

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has entrusted his Private Secretary VK Pandian with the additional charge his pet 5Ts - Transparency, Teamwork, Technology, Time and Transformation. Performance of IAS officers and their teams may be adjudged on these five parameters in the state.

After winning the state assembly elections for the fifth consecutive term recently, Patnaik formulated the 5T concept as part of his vision to build a New Odisha.

The 5T action plan focuses on grassroots actions starting from schools and colleges and local communities upwards. If successful, Odisha may undergo a silent revolution in governance.

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360 degree versus Naveen's 5Ts

By IndianMandarins 10 Jul 2019

Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik is a creative man. In sharp contrast to the central government's 360 degree approach in assessing the performance of senior officers, he has introduced the concept of 5Ts for appraising the performance of district superintendents of police (SPs) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers in the rank of additional principal chief conservator of forests (PCCFs) and above. The appraisal reports will be submitted to the Chief Minister as the accepting authority.

Indianmandarins believes that once operational and successful, the concept may be introduced to judge the performance of IAS officers as well.

Naveen 5Ts concept involves Technology, Transparency, Teamwork, Transformation and Time for work. It is the assessment of the state government that these 5Ts may help in providing citizen-centric governance. One is tempted to note that these 5Ts are all verifiable objective parameters and leaves no room for subjectivity which has become the bane of the 360 degree assessment method.

The new initiative evolved at a brainstorming session Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held on Monday with top officials including Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Additional Chief Secretary, principal secretaries and secretaries of all departments, district collectors and SPs in the State Secretariat.

The meeting discussed the whole gamut of new initiatives on 5Ts to be taken up by the Works, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, Higher Education, Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Health and Family Welfare and Revenue departments.

Citing three transformational changes in Odisha that have put the state on the global benchmark, the Chief Minister said efforts on disaster management, provision of land rights to slum dwellers and successful reduction of Naxal influence in the State have been recognized in the entire country.

To further improve governance, the meeting decided that directorates under the departments will function as a composite entity to streamline functioning and speed up the process of decision making.  For this purpose, the Odisha Secretariat Workflow Automation System (OSWAS) will be modified to integrate directorates with the departments.The government also appointed as information commissioner Asit Jolly who currently works as a deputy editor with India Today Group. He has worked with The Asian Age and BBC.

(By M K Shukla and Rakesh Ranjan)

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Former IAS officer fielded for RS polls: BJP-BJD stump Congress

By IndianMandarins 24 Jun 2019

The turn of events in Orissa politics has stumped the Congress Party and paved the ground for its complete destruction in the state. Take the case of Odisha Rajya Sabha polls. Both the BJP and the BJD reached an understanding. Following this understanding, BJP announced the candidature of former IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnav who had worked in the Vajpayee PMO as the late PM's private secretary.


Shortly after the BJP named the ex-bureaucrat as its candidate for the July 5 Rajya Sabha bypolls, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik announced his party's support to Vaishnav.


Vaishnav has enjoyed cordial relations with Patnaik, whose Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was an ally of the BJP during the Vajpayee era.


Patnaik himself had served as a minister in the Vajpayee government before he became the chief minister of Odisha in 2000.


The BJP-BJD understanding will not only deny any Congressman to win a RS seat from Odisha but may also compel its assembly members to switch sides.

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SAIL employees contribute Rs 3 crore to cyclone Fani relief work in Odisha

By IndianMandarins 15 Jun 2019

The employees of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) have contributed Rs 3 Crore towards the current relief work going on in Odisha after the devastation caused by cyclone Fani.

 

The employees’ contribution was given to Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). Chairman SAIL Anil Kumar Chaudhary handed over the sum through a cheque to the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday, June 14, in the presence of Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pradhan at Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi.

 

Earlier, SAIL stood steadfastly to provide help in cyclone affected areas of the State. Scores of electricity poles were moved on an urgent basis by SAIL to replace the polls damaged in the cyclone. The company also moved in special quality Wide Parallel Beam (WPB-160), or huge poles, as its topmost priority in response to the immediate requirement of the State Government.

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Aparajita (IAS) joining BJP or BJD?

By IndianMandarins 31 Oct 2018

The question everyone asking in the civil services is whether Aparajita Sarangi (IAS:1994:OR) will join BJP or BJD. Aparajita’s possible entry into the electoral fray would add to the growing number of former and serving bureaucrats joining politics in Odisha and other states during the last couple of decades.

 

The no-nonsense dynamic lady of Bihari parents is said to have shot off her VRS letter on September 15 following the completion of her five-year central deputation. Married to her batchmate Santosh Sarangi who also belongs to the Orissa cadre, she served in the central government as a joint secretary (MGNREGA), Ministry of Rural Development. Her five-year tenure on central deputation ended in August.

 

Sources believe that V Karthikeyan Pandian (IAS:2000: OR), PS to Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik, and who is also known as ‘super CM’ has been playing an important role in wooing Aprajita to become a BJD candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

As the former commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) between 2006-09, she earned a great reputation and her departure from that position brought tears to the eyes of the vendors and citizens of the Utkal's capital city.


BJD’s Prasanna Patasani has been representing the Bhubaneswar parliamentary seat continuously since 1998, tasting triumph at the hustings consecutively on five occasions (1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014).

 

During her outstanding career reaching a quarter of century though not yet there, she had worked as a director, Panchayati Raj; secretary, school and mass education; secretary, higher education; commissioner, consolidation; and secretary, textiles and handloom. The frequency of her transfers had raised several eyebrows, indicating that she was not in the good books of the ruling BJD. This, sources believe, could have prompted the 49-year-old Aparajita to consider taking the political plunge.

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