Bhubaneswar: Odisha Panchyati Raj (PR) and Housing and Urban Development (H&UD), Law Minister, Pratap Jena, today received the Fame India Best Minister Award.
Union Cabinet Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey presented the prestigious award to Minister Pratap Jena at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
Fame India has constituted this Award to recognise the ministers who implement the government programmes in the right direction and work with responsibility remaining away from corruption.
It should be noted that Pratap Jena is a senior BJD leader and senior Cabinet Minister in the Naveen Patnaik government with Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development portfolios. He is elected as the Member of Legislative Assembly for the fifth consecutive time from Mahanga constituency. He is also the General secretary of the farmers wing of Biju Janata Dal, Biju Krushak Janata Dal. Earlier, he had served as the Minister of School and Mass Education during his third term (2009-2012) and as the Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Law and Information & Public Relations in his fourth term (2017-2019) in the assembly.