Mo Sarkar initiative launched

Question: Which Indian state has launched the Mo Sarkar governance initiative?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Odisha
(c) Sikkim
(d) Bihar
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • The Mo Sarkar programme, aimed at making governance people-centric, was launched on 2nd October 2019 by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patniak. It is based on 5T Model of Governance.
  • The 5Ts model of governance includes technology, transparency, teamwork, transformation and time-laid.
  • The program, in its first phase, will be implemented for all police stations and district headquarters hospitals and will later take up all other departments by 5th March, 2020.
  • Under Mo Sarkar programme Mr. Patnaik called eight persons in seven districts over phone from his residence to collect their feedback about treatment at government hospitals and service at police stations.
  • He had announced this new programme on the occasion of Independence Day this year.
  • 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 30th October, 2019.

Objective of Mo Sarkar Initiative

  • The objective of the Mo Sarkar programme is to provide service with dignity to people who are coming to government offices for different purposes.
  • 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.

Feedback collection

  • 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.


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