Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief secretary, Asit Tripathy, Friday advised the Odisha Police Service probationers to provide timely and appropriate service to the people.

Addressing the probationers who met him in the Lokseva Bhawan conference hall, here on Friday, the chief secretary said that there is a sea change in the performance expectation from the government employees. He said that the people’s expectation could be met satisfactorily only when “you work in team in most transparent manner.”

Tripathy said : “Odisha has 367 police stations , 435 fire service stations and 83 jails. We have also various categories of armed police wings. The per capita availability of police institutions in Odisha is higher compared to many other big States of the country. These provides varied scopes to police officer for expression of their inner talent and innovation in duties. The officers need to enhance their efficiencies and professionalism to meet the unprecedented challenges coming up in criminal as well as civil society today.”

Fifteen probationers under training in Biju Patnaik State Police Academy led by DSP Udayabhanu Mishra met the chief secretary. The DSP probationers this time includes young men and women with higher professional qualification and work experience in corporate sector.