BARIPADA: Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, accused Mayurbhanj Collector Vineet Bhardwaj of breaching protocol and dealing as an agent of ruling Biju Janata Dal.
Tudu, additionally the MP from Mayurbhanj, alleged that the Collector had violated protocol throughout his go to to the district. “My officers had knowledgeable the Collector’s workplace about my go to to Mayurbhanj on October 9 properly upfront. Once I reached the Circuit Home at Baripada, a small room was organized for me as an alternative of a VIP suite as per protocol,” he claimed.
The circuit home supervisor reportedly instructed the Union Minister that the VIP suite was being utilized by a Director-ranked officer. When requested about different rooms, the supervisor mentioned they have been being renovated and painted for the Chief Minister’s programme in Mayurbhanj scheduled within the final week of the month. When Tudu expressed his unhappiness, the supervisor organized two different rooms within the Circuit Home.
“When Housing and City Growth Minister of Odisha Pratap Jena got here to Baripada over a proposal to arrange an oxygen plant, the Collector at all times remained by his aspect. Once I inaugurated two oxygen crops, one at Rairangpur and the opposite at Baripada underneath PM Cares Fund, the Collector didn’t attend these programmes,” Tudu alleged and added that the Collector is working as BJD’s president of Mayurbhanj.
The Union Minister went on to allege that the Collector was intentionally ignoring his route to organise a assessment assembly with district officers. “Regardless of my repeated orders, the administration shouldn’t be making preparations for assessment conferences with all block improvement officers and tehsildars of Mayurbhanj,” he added.
“The Collector is organising all conferences of the State authorities however ignoring my requests,” Tudu alleged and urged the State authorities to take fast motion towards the officer.Contacted, Collector Bhardwaj refuted the allegations of Tudu and mentioned the district administration supplied ample amenities to the Union Minister. The conferences have been held as per protocol and others might be held sooner or later too, he added.