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BHUBANESWAR: Working from dwelling through the peak of Covid-19 pandemic was the protocol. However what could sound weird, an Extra Secretary has been requested by his division authority to make money working from home because of house constraints in his workplace.
Extra Secretary within the Public Enterprises division Sailendra Dwibedi has been directed to make money working from home till additional order.
The order issued by one other Extra Secretary of the division on Friday sounds weird because it mentioned that it’s tough to rearrange house for thus many officers.
“There is no such thing as a enough house and work to accommodate so many officers. In view of this, Sailendra Dwibedi, Extra Secretary, is hereby directed to make money working from home, till additional orders,” mentioned the August 27 order.
To justify the necessity for taking such a step, the order additional mentioned, “There are 5 Extra Secretaries within the division whereas solely 4 sections can be found at current.”
What’s puzzling is that eight class-I and above rank officers are posted within the division to oversee the work of eight officers – three assistant part officers (ASOs), three part officers (SOs) and two desk officers (DOs) – belonging to the Odisha State Secretariat (OSS) cadre.
Aside from Principal Secretary Vijay Arora, the division has two IAS officers and three OAS officers within the Extra Secretary rank and two beneath secretaries. One other retired IAS officer Pravat Kumar Lenka has been re-employed as advisor.
With no logic behind posting 5 Extra Secretaries in a division having 4 sections, it’s fairly obvious that the forms is prime heavy and the assist workers are much less.
Even because the workload of the State authorities has elevated manifold with creation of recent departments like Mission Shakti, the workers power of Odisha Secretariat has not been revised for the final 4 many years.
The final revision made in 1979 when widespread cadre for the Odisha Secretariat Service (OSS) was launched.
Thought-about because the spine of Secretariat administration, the OSS cadre staff do a number of works. Aside from coping with institution issues, they put together the State finances, body guidelines as per the State and Central Acts, interpret guidelines, put together coverage and guarantee correct implementation of Central schemes.
“Within the final 40 years, the variety of districts have elevated from 13 to 30, together with the variety of blocks and tehsils. Authorities departments have been elevated to 42 and the State and the Centre are introducing new schemes yearly thus growing the workload,” mentioned Dambarudhar Ghana, a member of the OSS Affiliation.