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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday approved the formation of the new 'Department of Mission Shakti".

As per the decision of the Government, the newly created department, the will start functioning with effect from the date of issue of the notification and henceforth the parent department, Department of Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti, will be renamed as 'Department of Women & Child Development'.

The notification in this connection was issued by the government that detailed all the modalities of the new creation, which are as follows:

The new Department will function in the Lokaseva Bhawan, Bhubaneswar with functioning of its different branches at their respective existing places in Mission Shakti Bhawan, Pokhariput and OLM Buildings, SIRD Campus.

Administrative control and management over 'Mission Shakti Bhawan", Pokhariput will vest with the new Department of Mission Shakti from the date of the Notification.

All other infrastructure and assets under the disposal of Directorate of Mission Shakti and NULM related to SHG activities in the State, District, Block, GP and Village level shall be under the administrative control and management of the new Department of Mission Shakti from date of the notification.

The new Department will deal with the following subjects:

- Mission Shakti

- Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM)\

- Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY)

- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)

- National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP)

- Self Help Groups (SHG activities dealt by SUDA)

From the date of issue of the notification, the above mentioned subjects of the new Department will not be dealt by the Department of Women & Child Development, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department and Housing & Urban Development Department.

Tukuni Sahu, Minister of Department of W & CD has been allocated the business of the new department as notified by P.A. Department.

Sujata R. Karthikeyan, Commissioner-cum-Director, Mission Shakti has been appointed as Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, Department of Mission Shakti

Additional manpower for functioning of the new department has been created by the Government

The employees/staff of W & CD and Mission Shakti Department, P.R. & D.W. Department presently looking after SHG related activities (government, contractual & outsourced) shall be placed by the parent Departments with the new Department.

The new Department will function with the staff provisioning made in the approved proposal.

Since the new Department will have its own budget head from the next financial year, 2022-23, all budgetary matters pertaining to the new Department for the current financial year shall be met out of the approved budget of the respective Departments i.e. Department of W & CD, P.R. & D.W. Department and H & LED Department.

Salary, remuneration and other emoluments presently drawn and disbursed by the parent Departments with respect to the employee/staff, who will work in the new Department, shall be drawn and disbursed by their parent Departments as usual for the current FY 2021-22.

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