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SEs To Head Divisions

Bhubaneswar: For the first time Superintendent Engineers will be heading Minor Irrigation Divisions instead of Executive Engineers.

Department of Water Resources has restructured Minor Irrigation Cadre and according to the restructured system, now onwards Superintendent Engineers will head all 30 Field Minor Irrigation Divisions.

Keeping in view of the increasing workload, the stagnation in promotion and the resultant erosion in productivity in various Engineering Departments, the Government restructured the Minor Irrigation Cadre under Odisha Engineering Service (OES) in respect of Water Resources Department.

While earlier State Cabinet approved the proposal, now restructure notification has been brought out on 3 September.

The total number of sanctioned posts of Engineering Service Cadre in respect of Minor Irrigation wing of this Department of Water Resources (DoWR) has remained as 246 as before.

The existing post of Deputy Executive Engineer are abolished and merged with Assistant Executive Engineer as both carries same Pay Level-12.The existing DEEs will retain their present pay and seniority in the gradation list.

The Existing posts of Superintending Engineer (Level-II and Level-I) are merged and re-designated as Superintending Engineer in the Pay Level-14.

A new post of Additional Chief Engineer is created in the pay Level-16 between Superintending Engineer and Chief Engineer of the Minor Irrigation to head at the circle level.

The Assistant Executive Engineers are to function as Sub-division Head and the Superintending Engineers are to function as Division Head. Circles are to be headed by Additional Chief Engineers.

 The Chief Engineers will remain as the Head of the Department as before. Three Chief Engineer posts are created one each at Bhubaneswar, Berhampur and Sambalpur.

One post of Engineer-in-Chief is created to function as head of the Organization in Pay Level-17.

All the posts now upgraded under restructuring are to be filled up strictly on the basis of seniority and suitability with exclusion of persons considered unsuitable as in the case of promotion.

The total number of sanctioned posts of Engineering Services in respect of Minor irrigation Wing of this Department has been proposed to remain at 246 as before.

Entry level post for degree engineers has been kept as Assistant Executive Engineer in Pay level-12 of ORSP-2017 as prevailing.