Odisha Govt Jobs: 406 New Officers Join today

Odisha Govt Jobs

Odisha Govt Jobs: As many as 406 officers today joined the state government in the Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment. While 261 joined as Assistant Agriculture Officers, 102 joined as Assistant Agriculture Engineers. 43 officials also joined in the Odisha State Seeds Corporation.

A Nijukti Parba function was organized at the state convention centre in Lok Seva Bhawan in presence of Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said this large appointment in one go will provide a big boost to the department.

He said that agriculture and allied sector is a top priority of his government. The government has been striving to continuously enhance the income of farmers, and empower them. We have come a long way from being a food deficit state to become a net supplier of food by contributing to nation’s public distribution system. Production of various crops has grown multiple times. A number of schemes are in place to support farming activity and diversification of products, he added.

He further said that schemes like KALIA and BALARAM have created a sense of confidence and trust among farmers. Besides, there is a renewed focus on Farm Mechanization for enhancing productivity and facilitating judicious use of our scarce natural resources.

Under Mukhya Mantri Krushi Udyog Yojana, we are promoting local youth to take up entrepreneurship in farm sector in a big way. The Odisha State Seeds Corporation has a critical role in providing quality seeds to farmers. The department should ensure that farmers get quality seeds at the right time, he advised.

Welcoming the young recruits, he said that they will make significant contribution to our farm sector in next three decades. The new officers have requisite knowledge, skill and expertise to serve the farmers. He advised them to follow the 5T Principles, and contribute to the transformation of farm sector. All your actions should be directed at the empowerment of farmers, he said with inspiring notes.

Agriculture & farmers’ Empowerment Minister Shri Ranendra Pratap Swain outlined the key initiatives and achievements of his department. He advised the officers to ensure that the benefits of the schemes directly reach the farmers.

Chief Secretary Shri PK Jena that continuous focus on agriculture has helped reduce rural poverty in the state in a significant way.

Three officers Brian Digal, Liza Das and Swapna sramana Tripathy sharing their experiences said the recruitment process was absolutely transparent. They committed themselves to work in the spirit of 5T initiative.

Principal Secretary Shri Arabinda Padhi gave introductory address and Director Agriculture Shri Premchand Choudhury proposed the vote of thanks.

Chairman of State Seeds Corporation Shri Bijay Nayak Development Commissioner Smt Anu Garg were present among others.