Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, the State Cabinet today approved a proposal to increase Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) and Odisha Finance Service (OFS) cadre posts keeping in mind the enhanced requirement of manpower post implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the State.
While OAS cadre posts will be increased from the existing 1550 to 1700, OFS cadre posts will be increased from the existing 723 to 800.
“A proposal to restructure OAS and OFS cadre was approved by the Cabinet. While the total cadre strength in OFS was 723, it has been enhanced to 800. Similarly, OAS cadre has been restructured by about 10%. From about existing 1550 it has been raised to about 1700,” informed Chief Secretary A P Padhi briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
The Cabinet also gave its approval to a proposal for constitution of Handloom & Handicraft Development and Promotion Council.
Besides, a proposal to revamp Transport Department cadre was approved by the Cabinet. From now onwards Regional Transport Officer (RTO) will be a Class-I post while Motor Vehicles Inspector (MVI) will be a Junior Class-I post.
Further, the Cabinet also gave its stamp of approval to Odisha Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Rules 2017.