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Panel To Analyze Road Mishaps

Bhubaneswar: The State Government has decided to engage retired road engineers and police officials to analyze the exact cause of each and every road accident occurring in the State.

Bishnupada Sethi, Principal Secretary, Commerce & Transport has directed State Transport Authority to do the needful.

Accordingly, the Odisha Road Safety Society under State Transport Authority (STA) has invited applications for the empanelment of retired road engineers and police officers for this purpose.

The job of the team will be to conduct joint inspection of the accident spot and submit a detailed report, so that the exact cause of occurrence of accident can be ascertained suggesting remedial measures, officials said here on Friday.

Application has been invited from civil engineers retired from the post of Assistant Executive Engineer (AAE) or equivalent worked in Government institution, Public Sector undertakings (PSUs) or their subordinate offices in the field of road construction, road safety for empanelment with Road Safety Cell, STA, Odisha.

Besides, retired or serving faculty members of Government Engineering Colleges, IITs, NITs, Government research institutes, etc. who have worked or associated with road construction/accident/road safety consultancy works can also apply.

Similarly, retired police officers not below the rank of inspector or above from the Police Department can apply for empanelment with the Road Safety Cell, STA.

The retired officials will be engaged as road safety experts or road accident investigation experts with high ethical standards and sign the code of conduct. They will visit different rural pockets of any district to investigate the road accident cases. 

Services of empanelled civil engineers and police officers will be utilised on a case to case basis as and when required.

The team will be paid honorarium as per number of accident spots they visited. A professional fee of Rs 5,000 will be paid to retired engineer per case basis as and when engaged, retired police officer will be paid a professional fee of Rs.3, 000 per case basis.

The empanelment will be valid for two years from the date of selection subject to the decision of the State Transport Authority (STA), if any.  The last date for the application is September 20, 2022. For further details, candidates can visit odishatransport.gov.in.