Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has introduced Promotion Adalat to redress the problem of promotion of government employees.

The first Promotion Adalat will be held in the last week of January 2020.

Patnaik, as part of his 5T initiatives, has directed the additional chief secretaries of various departments to hold Promotion Adalats in the last week of January to resolve cases that are eligible and due but not done.

Pension Adalat will also fix responsibility for lapses. In case someone is eligible and due and not promoted, then responsibility will be fixed on the higher authority for lapses.

‪Seeing the success on special drive on promotions taken up during the last fortnight of December, the chief minister has directed departments to hold such drives every December.

By this two stage process , government has streamlined and fixed time frame and responsibility in promotion process of government employees.

This brings transparency, timeliness, leading to transformation in the entire promotion process. Corruption, whims and fancies of senior officials will be a thing of past with this initiative

Its expected that this transparent timebound promotions will incentivize hardwork and inspire government employees to put their best, leading to better public service delivery which is the hall mark of 5T in governance.