Bhubaneswar : Odisha Cabinet held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday approved a proposal for creation of new excise stations, excise range offices and satellite Excise intelligence and Excise Bureau units to strengthen the Excise Directorate and field offices.
Briefing newspersons after the Cabinet meeting Chief Secretay S C Mohapatra said the decision was taken considering the work load and other vulnerable factors like inter state border, prevalence of excise/NDPS related crimes, remoteness and regularity of crimes.
The cabinet approved the proposal to create nine new excise stations at Gopalpur, khapkhrol, Mohana, Daringbadi, Jodha, Hatadihi, Muniguda, Korda, and Sukruli.
The government also decided to create 13 new Excise Range offices at Jaleswar, Basudevpur, salipur, Kamakhyanagar, R Udaygiri, Bhanjanagar, Paradip, Jajpur Road, Bhubaneswar -II, Nandamur, Nimapara, Rairakhol and Baragaon..
In addition to it the Cabinet also decided to create three new satellite units of Excise intelligence and Enforcement Bureau (EI and EB) units at Balasore, jeypore and Rourkela.
The government also decided to create additional 457 regular posts,increasing the cadre strength from 2197 to 2654 relating to posts at the level of Superntendent of excise, Deputy Superintendent, inspector, Sub Inspector and Assitant Sub inspector of excise and Excise Constables.
The cabinet also approved a proposal to create 20 regular Ministerial posts in different districts excise offices and EI and Exise Bureau units increasing the cadre strength from 52 to 72 and to create 10 regular posts of different levels in the office of the Excise Commissioner.