Odisha: 32 officers join Handloom, Textiles & Handicrafts Dept 


Bhubaneawar, April 18: As many as 32 officers on Tuesday joined the State Handloom, Textiles and Handicrafts Department. Of the 32 new recruits, 26 joined as Inspectors of Textile, six have been recruited as Auditors.

An orientation was organised at the Lok Seva Bhawan Convention Centre for the new recruits.

Joining the programme on virtual platform, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked them to actively support the weaving community in bringing about transformation in their lives.

Highlighting the initiatives taken up by his government for the sector, he said that the Government has implemented many innovative schemes for the economic development of people engaged in this sector.

“Construction of Work-Shed cum Houses, Boyan Jyoti Yojana, Supply of improved looms and accessories, Capacity Building Training and Exposure visits of weavers to established Handloom Clusters for knowledge acquisition, Concretization of loom pits and Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana and many more schemes have been put in place making remarkable impact on the lives of people in this sector,” he outlined.

Handloom, Textile and Handicrafts Minister Reeta Sahoo said that the handloom sector is making impressive progress under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Speaking on the occasion Chief Secretary PK Jena said, “The new officers should ensure that the programmes reach the weaving community. They should encourage youngsters to take up this profession with use of technology, modern designs.”

Sharing their experience, new officers Swati Sucharita Parida, Pinaki Das and Rajendra said that they have been extremely happy for the transparency, pace in the recruitment process.

Handloom, Textile and Handicrafts Department Principal Secretary Arabinda Padhi also spoke on the occasion.

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