Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to integrate different Directorates with their respective administrative departments to function as composite departments with immediate effect.
A resolution in this regard was passed today by the General Administration (GA) department. Officials said that the decision to integrate the Directorates with the respective departments has been taken to streamline the functioning of the Directorates and expedite the process of decision making.
Various departments of the Odisha government has been functioning from various state buildings including the Lok Seva Bhavan while the directorates have been functioning from the Heads of Directorate Buildings popularly known as Natala.
“The integrated departments shall function in the premises of the respective Administrative Departments/ Directorates as may be decided by the Administrative Department keeping in view availability of space and public convenience,” read the resolution of the GA department.
The resolution also stated that the concerned staffs will continue to remain in their respective cadres and will avail service benefits in their own cadre hierarchy. “The Administrative Department shall take necessary steps to make budgetary 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,” added the resolution.