No remark shall be recorded by the Chairman after demitting office. The annual report relating to the Chief Executive Officer and the officers and employees of the Council shall be forwarded to the authorities who are custodians of the annual reports. All other matters relating to recording & maintenance of Confidential Character Rolls, communication of adverse remarks of Confidential Character Rolls, communication of adverse remarks and disposal of representations preferred against the adverse remarks shall be regulated in accordance with the relevant instructions issued from time to time by Government in the General Administration Department.
(6) The Chief Executive Officer shall:-
(i) Perform all the duties and exercise all the powers and functions conferred or vested on him under the Act, the rules framed there under and instructions issued by Government;
(ii) Receive, recover and credit to the Council Fund any sums due or tendered to the Council and subject to the provision of these rules draw and disburse money out or the Council Fund;
(iii) Save as otherwise provided, sign and authenticate all letters and documents for and on behalf of the Council;
(iv) Take steps to remove any defect or irregularity brought to notice in course of audit of the accounts of the Council or pointed out in the audit report or in theinspection and tour notes or inspecting authorities;
Provided that Government may authority to inspect the office of the Council.
(vi) Report without delay all cases of fraud, embezzlement, theft of loss of money or other property of the Council to the Chairman, Western Odisha Development Council / Government / other concerned authorities;
(vii) Exercise supervision and administrative control over all officers and employees of the Council;
(viii) Provide access to and supply all documents required by any officer authorized by the Government in writing in connection with an inspection, enquiry or audit;
(ix) Record his views and report the matter to the Government where the Council or its Chairman proposes to take any action contrary to the provisions of any law or rule or guidelines relating to the Council or the instructions of Government.
(x) Rectify defects or take appropriate action, if any, whenever any wastage of public properly or property of the Council or any irregularity is brought to his notice;
(xi) Subject to such general or special orders that may be issued by the Government or the Council in this behalf, execute contracts for and on behalf of the Council;
Provided that such contracts shall bear the common seal of the Council;
(xii) Ensure punctual submission of reports and returns;
(xiii) Maintain liaison District Level Officers of the constituent districts;
(xiv) Maintain Service Book and Leave Account of all employees of the Council;
(xv) Conduct monthly staff meetings;
(xvi) Conduct half yearly inspections of his own office in the months of June and December and shall place reports there of before the Chairman and forward copies of inspection reports to the Government.
Every proposal of the Council seeking approval of Government under subsection (3) of section(11), shall be accompanied by a resolution of the Council indicating in detail the justification for the proposal.
Government shall be the appointing and disciplinary authority in respect of the Chief Executive Officer. The conditions of service of the Chief Executive Officer shall be the same those applicable to the grade in the service to which he belongs or cadre from which he has been deputed.
Posts created by Government for the Council, shall be filled up by deputation of Government servants holding equivalent posts to the Council. Such employees shall be deemed to be on deputation to the Council and conditions of their service shall be the same as applicable to the grade in the service to which they belong or cadre form which they have been deputed.
(1) The Chairman may correspondences with other state Government /Central Government/International Agency/International Bureau for obtaining financial assistance for the Western Odisha Development Council projects. In all such case, he shall inform the details to the Government in Planning & Co-ordination for financial assistance to be received from any international agency including any other State Government / Central Government, he shall obtain the permission of the Government in Planning & Coordination Department.
(2) Government may from time to time issue such instructions as may be deemed necessary for smooth functioning of the Council of for achieving the objects of the Act.
In case any doubt arises as to the interpretation of these rules, the matter shall be referred to Government in the Planning and Co-ordination Department for decision.
REGIONAL IMBALANCE OF WESTERN ORISSA IN BRIEF
Ten Western Odisha districts lag behind their counterparts of coastal districts in core sectors with meagre percentage till date. The administrative set-up of Western Odisha Development Council is illustrated in a tabular form as well as the position of other core sectors in the enclosed statements.
Looking at the degree of development/ backwardness of 10 Western Odisha districts, it can be said that out of 87 blocks only 5 blocks are developed, 25 are developing, another 25 are backward and 32 blocks are very backward, whereas in coastal districts 70 blocks are developed, 50 blocks are very backward out of total 227 blocks .
Only 5.7% developed blocks 36.78% very backward blocks are there in WODC districts. This is against 30.84% of the developed blocks only 22.03% are in very backward blocks in non –WODC districts.
(Source – Ghadei Committee Report to OLA)
As per the L.T.A.P of K.B.K. the 4 WODC Districts are having irrigation potentials much below the State average.
Accordingly, steps may be taken for improving the backwardness of areas on priority basis.
Taking into consideration the current drought situation in the entire 10 districts of Western Odisha, maximum emphases may be given on irrigation projects with particular thrust upon lift irrigation facilities. The requisite date concerning to the irrigation sector are also furnished in tabular form in this report