Naveen Patnaik advises new auditors to ensure effectiveness in public spending


Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, gave advice to the new Common Cadre Auditors on Thursday, telling them to “oversee the use of government funds and ensure effectiveness in public spending” and pointing out that their pay is funded by the state’s citizens.

The Finance Department of the State Government hired up to 147 Common Cadre Auditors. At an orientation and induction programme held at Lok Seva Bhawan’s Convention Center, they received appointment letters.

The new participants were urged by Patnaik, who joined the programme virtually, to work hard, with the utmost honesty, accept new technologies, and give their all to the position they have been chosen for.

“We must keep it in mind that every single pie we are getting as salary and other emoluments comes from the people of the state.’ As Auditors, you are expected to oversee the utilisation of Government funds and ensure effectiveness in public spending,” he said.

“The Principles of ‘5T’ have set very high standards in Public Service delivery. All Government employees are required to work with commitment, dedication and serve the people of the State with empathy and sincerity,” said the Chief Minister.

He also emphasized the developmental work being done in Odisha and said that there has been a “phenomenal transformation” of the state in the past two decades.

“Odisha has come a long way to be regarded now as one of the fastest growing states in the Country. Besides remarkable economic growth, the State has emerged as a model in the field of Governance and Public Service,” he said.

Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said that 5T and Mo Sarkar have become symbols of good governance in the state.

According to Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Odisha is best known for its financial prudency. He asked the auditors to ensure financial discipline