441 Junior Engineers (Civil) Join Water Resources Department 

441 Junior Engineers (Civil) Join Water Resources Department 

Bhubaneswar: A total of 441 Junior engineers (Civil) today joined the State Government in the Water Resources Department. The newly recruited engineers participated in an induction program held at the convention center in Lok Seva Bhawan, where Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik addressed them. 

Encouraging the new engineers, the Chief Minister emphasized the importance of adhering to the 5T initiative, which has expedited major irrigation projects through the application of modern technology. He urged them to stay updated on emerging technologies and bring innovative solutions to address challenging issues.

The Chief Minister underscored the public service aspect of their roles, stating that their primary responsibility is to serve the people with transparency, sincerity, and commitment. He emphasized the direct impact of their actions on people’s lives and urged sensitivity to the needs and aspirations of the public.

Highlighting the critical role of the Water Resources Department, the Chief Minister noted that the department oversees various development projects, including irrigation facilities, flood protection, and resource development for drinking water, industries, and fisheries. He shared information about ongoing projects, including the construction of dams and the development of In-stream Storage Structures aimed at water conservation and rural water supply.

Water Resources Department Minister Smt Tukuni Sahu emphasized the pivotal role of engineers in achieving the vision of a new Odisha, especially in providing water to farmlands. She noted that approximately 50 percent of the new recruits are women.

Two new engineers, Bishnupriya Samal and Jivan Jyoti Rout, shared positive experiences about the quick and transparent recruitment process with an automatic choice locking system.

During the welcome address, Development Commissioner and ACS Water Resources Smt Anu Garg highlighted the department’s role in empowering farmers through water infrastructure. She encouraged the new engineers to work as a team, utilize modern technology, and prioritize integrity in their projects.

Expressing gratitude, EIC Shri Bhakta Ranjan Mohanty proposed the vote of thanks at the end of the program.