- Role of civil services in a democracy.
‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative
What to study?
For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the initiative.
Context: Odisha has launched a new governance initiative- ‘Mo Sarkar’- on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti
What is it?
The ‘Mo Sarkar’ was launched at all police stations across the State along with 21 district headquarters hospitals and three government-run medical college hospitals at Cuttack, Berhampur and Sambalpur.
The programme will be effective at all the 30 district headquarters hospitals of the State by October 30.
The objective of the programme is to provide service with dignity to people who are coming to government offices for different purposes.
How it works?
- The phone numbers of people who are coming to government offices will be collected randomly with the purpose to improve the governance system by collecting feedback on behaviour and professionalism of government officers.
- The Chief Minister, Departmental Minister, Director General of Police (in case of police stations) and Departmental Minister, Secretary and Director (in case of hospitals) will call on random numbers to collect feedback.
- The employees will be ranked as good or bad on the basis of the feedback and those with good rank will get out-of-turn promotion and action will be taken against employees with bad rank.
Sources: the Hindu.