Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday advised the newly-recruited Odisha Civil Service (OCS) officers to work with dedication to solve the problems of the people in the state.
Patnaik presented appointment letters to 145 newly-recruited OCS officers including 100 Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officers, 37 Odisha Forest Service (OFS) officers and 14 Odisha Police Service (OPS) officer at an orientation programme at Jaydev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.
Among the newly-recruited officers, 47 are women, three are differently-abled persons and a sportsperson.
Addressing the civil servants, the CM said, 'I would like to congratulate all those who have successfully completed the tough examinations and became a part of the state administration. It is your responsibility to make the administrative process more people-friendly.'
'Our government always emphasizes to provide fast services to people. We have made a stable and committed government which is necessary for the development of the state,' the CM added.
The CM further stated that the prime focus of the government is to develop the life of each and every citizen of the state for which there is a need for able, committed and transparent administration. He added that the government encourages transparency and skill development through the use of modern technology.