BHUBANESWAR:Orissa Government has on August 11 sacked an officer and identified about 100 others for allegedly joining services in State government, banks and PSUs by producing fake caste certificates, official sources said.The issue of fake caste certificates, considered a major reason behind last year’s communal violence in Kandhamal district, surfaced with the State Level Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) of the Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste Development Department identifying over 100 such cases.”Of the 183 allegations relating to misuse of caste certificates, 105 were found to be true,” said a senior official at the Department.
The officer already sacked was identified as Browny Pradhan, Welfare Extension Officer (WEO) working at Sorada in Ganjam district. He was expelled from government job under Clause 18 (II) of Orissa Civil Service (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules 1962.
Church wants Lord’s land!
BY signing a memorandum with Naveen Patnaik led BJD Government in Orissa through London based Steel maker, Anil Agarwal, the churches of England however eyeing on lands of Lord Jagannath.The Lord’s land on Puri-Konark marine drive in eastern Indian State of Orissa, popularly known as Amrutamanohi in Hindu terminology, has been sold out to church as it has a great stake in the controversial Vedanta Company.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who all through his career, studied at church funded educational institutions, has signed a memorandum with Agarwal for setting up a World Class University.The church, which has been creating all communal flare up in the State, however further succeeded as the Naveen Patnaik Government has already sold out at 6,000 acres of land to the Company, which runs with massive support of churches of England. The church’s investment in Vedanta stock is relatively small, at £2.5 million.The churches of England and local councils (like the Middlesbrough Borough Council have great stake in Vedanta Group. So they put pressure on Agarwal and finally captured the sacred land of Lord Jagannath. The Church of England’s total investment portfolio is in excess of £7 billion. Church investors use their influence as shareholders to improve their unholy nexus. These companies act in the interests of financial gain, rather than the interests of the communities where they operate. These corporations must be held accountable for their actions. They have a duty to conduct business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. They cannot be allowed to cut off the livelihood of local inhabitants, to commit terrible environmental and human rights violations, and to endanger the livelihood of future generations. But what church and Vedanta doing with the massive support of Naveen Patnaik?
Swamiji’s death anniversary observed at Gobardhan Pitha
PURI: Late Swami Laxmananda Saraswati was a true friend of illiterate poor tribals of the State. He relentlessly fought against conversion and cow slaughtering till his last breath. For fighting an Akanda Bharat, Swamiji became a victim of church sponsored terror, speakers said while attending a Sradhanjali Sabha here at Gobardhan Pitha. Chairing the Sabha, Puri Seer Jagadguru Swami Nischalananda Saraswati said that if Swamiji’s dream fulfills, it would be a better tribute for him. Aditya Bahini State chief Jitendra Mohapatra, spokesman Manoj Rath, VHP State general secretary Gouri Prasad Rath, RSS Prant Pracharak Jagadish Khadanga and RSS State spokesman Rabi Narayan Panda were among those present. (VISAKED)