PAL COMMISSION GETS EXTENSION

OM Bureau

Bhubaneswar:
Tenure of the judicial Commission that is investigating on corruption in purchase of computers by the Orissa Legislative Assembly for gifting them away to its members has been extended.

Commissionís presiding officer Justice C.R.Pal could not complete his assignment within the stipulated time, which was up to May 31, 05.

The extension is allowed till Aug.31, 05.

In the meantime, the Assembly has purchased another lot of 80 computers from the same old supplier for gifting them to new members who, not being members of the ex-Assembly, had not got one earlier.

Modus-operandi being the same, one may wish the commission to conclude its enquiry soon so that the mechanism of the computer deal in the privileged premise of the Assembly could come in a clearer manner to public comprehension.

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I & P.R. OFFICERS STRESS ON PROPER JOB STATUS

OM Bureau

Bhubaneswar:

Orissaís Information & Public Relations Officers, in a memorandum to the departmental Minister Debashis Nayak on June 04, have stressed on proper job status commensurate with their responsibilities and in similarity to opportunities offered to sister cadre officers in the State, particularly in the Orissa Administrative service.

In a delegation led by Association President Pruthwish Singh, they have demanded Class- I status for the District level Officers and realignment of qualifying experience of three years to two in the Class-II cadre for promotion to Class-I.

Appropriate working mediums like vehicle and computers ought to be supplied to the Officers in charges of Districts and sub-Divisions with adequate training to operate the computers, they have emphasized.

According to a Government Press release, the Minister has assured them of utmost and prompt cooperation.