Mo Sarkar or My Government, the Odisha government initiative, got underway in Odisha from October 2. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the program in Bhubaneswar yesterday- the day the nation is commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
The program, following the 5-T vision of Naveen Patnaik, is meant to make the government offices behave properly towards people while dealing with them.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the program was to herald a transformation in Government offices. People are the real masters, and every institution exists to serve citizens in a professional and dignified manner.
Initially; 620 Police Stations, 21 District Headquarter Hospitals, and some medical colleges are under the plan. By the end of the month, it will cover more District Headquarter Hospitals.
Mo Sarkar contains a public opinion based evaluating system of the staff of the police stations and hospitals.
As per the scheme, a complainant in a police station will get his mobile number registered and uploaded onto a central database. And he will get intimations of the proceeds of his complaint through SMS. Ministers and senior authorities of the concerned departments will call randomly picked numbers from the database enquiring about their experience with police or medical officers.
CM Naveen Patnaik envisages a strong bond developing between the public and government because of the initiative. However, the oppositions have their reservations on the success of the plan.
BJP doubts on the availability of infrastructure to execute the scheme while congress is not convinced with the government’s track record on such schemes.