Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Wednesday integrated different directorates with their respective administrative departments to function as composite departments with immediate effect. A resolution of the General Administration and Public Grievance Department informed this.
The composite departments would run under certain conditions, it said. The integrated department will function on the premises of the respective administrative departments/directorates keeping in view availability of space and public convenience.
There will be single file system through OSWAS and every proposal referred by the directorate shall not be required to be re-initiated or re-examined de novo in the department.
The sections such as office establishment, issue and accounts, cash, etc., common to both the offices shall be appropriately reorganised and officers such as DDO and establishment officer and staff may be utlised accordingly in the composite departments to ensure better efficiency avoiding duplication of work and wastage of time.
Surplus staff, if any, shall be surrendered to the pool being managed by the Administrative Reforms Cell of GA and PG Department for redeployment and vacant posts at the lowest level will be abolished as per the guidelines of Finance Department.
The concerned staff will continue to remain in their respective cadres and will avail service benefits in their own cadre hierarchy. ‘
On account of promotion, death, resignation or otherwise, the base level posts in the heads of department will stand abolished and in lieu of that, as per requirement, the same shall be filled up from Secretariat Common Cadre meant for HoD.
The Administrative Department will take necessary steps to make budget provisions for the composite department.
Necessary budget provisions for the integrated department shall be made from the next financial year in consultation with Finance Department.
The OSWAS system operative in the Secretariat would be modified to integrate the directorates with the departments immediately and directorates will submit only electronic files after due scanning of existing files.