Odisha State Cabinet's Approved Proposals

Today, on 23rd November 2012 the State Cabinet Meeting held at Secretary under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik; where the Cabinet passed sixteen proposals projected by various departments. At the end of the meeting Chief Minister approved twelve proposals, which were declared publicly by the Chief Administrative Secretary Bijaya Kumar Patnaik, Commissioner-cum-Secretary Smt. Usha Padhi and Principal Secretary Higher Education Shri Gagan Dhal.

The Proposals Approved by Odisha Cabinet is:

  1. Block grant teacher’s pay scale enhanced as per the sixth pay commission; hence the teachers will get 11% additional expensive pay with 60% from Sixth Pay Commission. The total 1594 no. of high schools of Odisha will be benefited from this proposal. Read More >>
  2. Xavier Institute’s University proposal nearby Khurda; for which the organization already acquired 35 acres of land at there. There will be ten education departments; like engineering, natural science, banking, management, vocational training, vocational education, tribal studies etc. and where there will be 33% reservation for Odisha students.
  3. Alteration in Raj Bhavan’s employee selection methods. The employee selection will be held as per the State Secretariat’s employee selection and also the pay-scales.
  4. Supply of sandalwoods for Lord Jagannath at Puri by State Govt. The State Forest Dept. will provide 2 quintal of sandalwood every year for Lord Jagannath.
  5. Odisha Biological Diversity bill; for which a Board will form very soon to control the environmental pollution and development of environmental balance and Jaiva Vividhata (Biological Diversity). As well as committees will be formed from Panchayat level to district and then state.
  6. Pay scale enhancement for Orissa Public Service Commission (OPSC) and Orissa Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) employees; as per which the director’s of both will get Rs. 64,000/month and the members of both will get Rs. 58,000/- instead of Rs. 19,500/- per month.
  7. Alteration in selection procedure of Orissa Public Service Commission (OPSC). Earlier only the graduates from arts, commerce and science are eligible to apply the OPSC exams; now it was altered as per the e-governance program. Now onwards professional graduates and employees will also eligible to apply OPSC exams. 
  8. Alteration in Employee’s Act of Odisha Lok Seva Ayog.
    1. The one-tenth of vacant third grade positions will be filled by the employees of fourth-grade positions of that office.
    2. The Engineering Degree holders will be appointed as ‘Associate Engineers’ instead of ‘Assistant Engineers’.
    3. In addition, the Degree Engineers will be grouped under ‘Junior – 1st Grade’ position instead of ‘2nd Grade’ positions.
    4. ‘Deputy Executive Engineer’ post added before promoting to ‘Executive Engineer’ post.
    5. Diploma Engineers will promote to Associate Engineer position after a successful service of ten year.
    6. ‘Associate Engineer’ post will be only promotion based, which will be occupied by the ‘Junior Engineers’ only.
  9. Alteration of rules in Orissa Finance Service (OFS); addition of four more positions in OFS; i.e. 667 posts instead of 663. Public Accounts Committee of Secretariat decides to cut out and put a bill in next cabinet for the extra expenses other than the Budget distribution by Govt. from 1996-97 to 2009-10.
  10. Alteration in Orissa Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1964; as per which the Cinema Hall owners can enhance the price of ticket before three days of launching a cinema; earlier it was 15 days. The permission has to be taken from the District Administrator or Collector.
  11. Alteration in Orissa State Prosecution Service Rules; the relaxation in experience time-frame for Public Prosecutor (PP) and Associate Public Prosecutor (APP) positions. Eligibility for PP is 10 years of experience in advocacy and 7 year for APP; earlier it was 20 & 10 years respectively.
  12. Proposal of Medical College and Hospital by SHCRF, Sahjog Health Care & Research Foundation at Kenojhar was approved by the Odisha Cabinet. The hospital will proposed to have around 300 beds for the patients; for which govt. agreed to provide a land of 20 acre at free of cost to the foundation.

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