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New Year Gift For Teachers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has announced slew of measures for the teachers and other staff on the eve of New Year 2022.

State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided for extension of State Government Grant-in-Aid to eligible employees of new-aided Non-Government High Schools, Upper Primary (ME) Schools and Madrasas on the basis of Odisha Revised Scale of Pay Rules, 2017 (7th Pay).

About 26,164 teaching and non-teaching employees of the New-Aided Non-Government High Schools, UP(ME) Schools and Madrasas who are in receipt of 100 per cent Grant-in-Aid will be benefited by such enhancement, said Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra here on Friday.

The Cabinet has also approved the proposal for amendment of the Odisha Government College Physical Education Teachers (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2019.

Now, the recruitment and conditions of services of Physical Education Teachers are being governed as per provisions made in Odisha Government College Physical Education Teachers (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2019.

In order to expedite recruitment of Physical Education Teachers in Government Colleges of the State, it is necessary to bring the amendments in aforesaid rules, said Mr.Mahapatra.

Mow, the competitive examination for the post of Physical Education Teachers shall be conducted by the Selection Board for the State, he said.

The Chief Secretary informed that the Cabinet has approved the proposal enhancement of Grant-in-Aid to eligible employees of Aided Non-Government colleges including erstwhile Junior Colleges consequent upon the implementation of Odisha Revised Scale of Pay Rules, 2017 (7th Pay).

Presently, the teaching and non-teaching employees of Aided Non-Government colleges governed under the Odisha (Non-Government Colleges, Junior Colleges and Higher Secondary Schools) Grant-in-Aid Order 2008; Odisha (Aided Colleges, Aided Junior Colleges and Aided Higher Secondary Schools) Grant-in-Aid Order 2009 and Odisha (Non-Government Upashastri and Shastri Colleges) Grant-in-Aid Order 2009 had been extended with financial benefits on the basis of Orissa Revised Pay Rules, 2008.

After implementation of Odisha Revised Scale of Pay Rules, 2017 for State Government employees, the above employees have been demanding enhancement of Grant-in-Aid on the basis of Odisha Revised Scale of Pay Rules, 2017, he pointed out.

So, the Government have been pleased to extend the Grant-in-Aid on the basis of ORSP Rules 2017 (7th pay) with effect from 01.01.2018 notionally up to 31.12.2021 and actual enhanced financial benefit shall be effective from January 15, 2022, he told reporters.

Approximately 15,664 teaching and non-teaching employees will get such enhanced financial benefit and the Government will have to bear an additional financial burden of Rs. 166 crores, he added.

Similarly, the State Government has approved the proposal for amendment of the Odisha Government College Librarians (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2017.

In order to expedite recruitment of Junior Librarians in Government Colleges of the State, it is necessary to bring the following amendments in aforesaid rules, Mr.Mahapatra said.

Proposal for amendment of the Odisha Government Colleges Laboratory Assistant-cum-Store Keeper (Method of Recruitment and Condition of Service) Rules, 2017 also got cabinet nod today.

The recruitment and conditions of services of Laboratory Assistant-cum-Store Keeper are being governed as per provisions made in Odisha Government College Laboratory Assistant-cum-Store Keeper (Method of Recruitment and Condition of Service) Rules, 2017. 

In order to expedite recruitment of Laboratory Assistant-cum-Store Keeper in Government Colleges of the State, it is necessary to bring amendments in aforesaid rules.

The State Cabinet has also decided to bring restructuring in the Rural Works Organization.

Keeping in view the increasing workload, expanding budget and the challenges owing to implementation of the flagship programmes like, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY), Biju Setu Yojana (BSY), implementation of construction of bridges to bridge up all the missing-links on roads of RD Department, construction of Government Buildings of own Department as well as Higher Education, Revenue, Home Departments in rural areas such as OAVs, ITIs, etc. and projects taken up under DMF, OMBADC, Government in Rural Development Department have been contemplating structuring of the Rural Works Organization with creation of new Circles I divisions as well as creation/abolition of posts under Engineering cadres.

Accordingly, the State Government has decided to create a new RW Circle in Rayagada and 3 new RW Divisions in Udala, Bansapal and Bonai.

Similarly 8 more Quality Control Divisions are being created to strengthen the monitoring and supervision. It is proposed to create 314 R.W. Sub-Divisions coterminous with 314 Blocks and to create 10 project Sub Divisions in DMF/OMBADC Blocks.

Commensurate with the above restructuring, proportionate increase / decrease in different officiating posts have been worked out to place appropriate numbers of personnel at field level.

A total number of 142 extra posts have been created at different levels of Engineering Cadre starting from AEE to EIC of RW organization, Mr.Mahapatra added.

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