Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha Cabinet Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday took nine important decisions relating to the departments of Skill Development and Technical Education, General Administration and Public Grievance, and Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water. 

Apart from the abolition of contractual recruitment system and regularisation of contractual employees, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra along with Principal Secretary General Administration and Public Grievance Surendra Kumar said that cabinet approved the tenders for the construction of major piped water supply projects in four districts.

These included two rural pipe water supply projects tendered around Rs 395.43 crore for Ranpur and Odagaon blocks of Nayagarh district; project for Ambabhona, Bhatil and Sohela blocks of Bargarh district; five projects for Tangi, Bhubaneswar, Balipatna and Balianata blocks of Khordha district; and two projects for Thuamul Rampur and Kokara blocks of Kalahandi district. 

The CS added that the Cabinet also approved waiver of rent of SDC and SDECs for the period from March, 2020 to October 2020 due to Covid-19, rules for Odisha Group-B, C, and D Posts (Repeal and Special Provisions)-2022, amendment of Odisha Heads of Department of Recruitment and conditions of service of Junior Assistants, ASOs, SOs Rules-2019, Combined Technical Service recruitment examination Rules; and Combined post-graduate level recruitment examination for specialist posts service Rules-2022.