Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Wednesday abolished the Guard of Honour salute practice in the State. Only those holing constitutional posts will get Guard of Honour, said an official release.
As per the communiqué issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), no more Guard of Honour will be accorded to Chief Minister, Ministers and senior State Government officials, including bureaucrats.
“Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed abolition of existing Guard of Honour practice from today. No more Guard of Honour (GoH) will be accorded to Chief Minister, Ministers and senior Government officials except on special occasions like Republic Day, Independence Day and Utkal Dibasa,” said the CMO communiqué.
However, the Guard of Honour salute will continue as usual for distinguished personalities including President, Vice President, PM, Governor, Lokayukta, and Chief Justice of India, High Court Chief Justice and judges of SC and HC, it added.