Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has decided to allow public for entry in Loka Seva Bhawan, Kharavel Bhawan and Rajiv Bhawan for from April 18.
OSD-cum-Special Secretary, Home Department, P.C. Pradhan has informed all Departments about this decision of the Government on Tuesday.
The three State Headquarters offices will reopen for the public after a gap of two years. The offices were closed down for the public and journalists following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.
“Keeping in view of the recent pandemic situation and relaxation of Covid related restrictions, the Government has been pleased to inform that the reception counter at the Loka Seva Bhawan, Kharavel Bhawan and Rajiv Rhawan will be made fully functional from April 18, 2022 for allowing general public for their grievances and other official work in the Secretariat,” Mr.Pradhan said in the letter.
The public/others will be able to apply for passes through online via link htip://epravesh.odisha.gov.in/ or through mobile app (e-Pravesh).
Further, the OSD informed that only accredited journalists will be allowed to enter into the Secretariat from the said date.
However, earlier, all journalists authorised by the State’s Information and Public Relation Department were allowed into the Secretariat buildings.
Notably, Opposition BJP and Congress members had demanded entry of journalists into the Secretariat during the recently concluded Budget Session of Assembly