All the ministers in Odisha have submitted their first monthly departmental review report to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on steps taken for implementation of the BJD's election manifesto, officials said Sunday. The ministers were told to submit their monthly review report of works done by their department with the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) by the seventh of every month, an official statement said.
The first meeting of the council of ministers held on May 29 had adopted the Biju Janata Dal's election manifesto as the state government programme for the next five years. Patnaik informed the ministers that the state government would have to apprise the people about the implementation of promises made during the elections.
Since the government has set priority on poverty alleviation, empowerment of women, development of weaker sections of the society and welfare of youths, the ministers were told to act accordingly to meet the target. The chief minister had this time added 'Time' to the previous government's 4T formula of - Team work, Technology, Transparency and Transformation -, an official said.
The BJD government is in power in Odisha since 2000 and in the recently held Assembly elections, the regional party won 112 seats in the 147-member state Assembly. School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash, who submitted his department's report said: "We are planning to introduce a pass-fail system instead of grading of students.
This apart, the department also plans to appoint English language teachers in schools." Similarly, Tourism Minister J P Panigrahi said his department has been planning to involve members of the women self-help groups in the tourism sector. These women may run eateries in tourist destinations, he said.
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