Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (I)]
1. Aim & objectives of the organization
The Aim of the organization is to collect kendu leaves from the public, plucked from the Govt. lands/ private lands, process it and to sale to the purchasers (Bidi making companies) by Odisha Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
2. Mission / Vision
The mission of the department is to purchase kendu leaves from the public, for which the poor will get jobs, as well as the Govt. earn revenue by selling the product.
3. Brief history & background for its establishment
The State Govt. have decided to take up the kendu leaf trade departmentally with effect from january 1973. According to decisions of the State Govt. the Forest Department will attened to the collections, processing, bagging and storage of kendu leaves and the OFDC Ltd. Will market the processed leaves on behalf of the State Govt.
4. Allocation of business
The kendu leaf trade does its business in the district of Balangir, Subarnapur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri & Rayagada.
5. Duties to be performed to achieve the mission
All efforts are being taken to achieve the target given to the Circle. Extensive tours are being made from top to bottom level officers to achieve the target.
6. Details of service rendered
All the officers are supervising the timely execution of all operational works I.e. coppicing of kendu leaf bushes, collection, processing, bagging, transport and disposal of leaves as per work schedule agreement with OFDC Ltd. Including repair and construction work of phadi houses.
7. Citizens interaction
Video Conferencing is being conducted at regular intervals.
8. Postal address of the main office, attached/ subordinate office/ field units etc.
Office of the conservator of forests, Balangir (KL) Circle Near R.T.O. Office, At/Po/Dist. Balangir (Odisha) pin-767001. Office of the D.F.O. (KL) patnagarh Division , At/Po-patnagarh, Dist. Balangir (Odisha).Office of the D.F.O. (KL) Titilagarh Division, At/Po-Titilagarh, Dist. Balangir (Odisha).Office of the D.F.O. (KL) Padampur Division, At/Po-Padampur, Dist. Bargarh (Odisha).Office of the D.F.O. (KL) Bhawanipatana Division, At/Po-Bhawanipatana, Dist. Kalahandi (Odisha).Office of the D.F.O. (KL) Khariar Division, At/Po-Khariar, Dist. Nuapada (Odisha).Office of the D.F.O. (KL) Jeypore Division, At/Po-Jeypore, Dist. Koraput (Odisha).Office of the D.F.O. (KL) Nabarangpur Division, At/Po/Dist. Nabarangpur (Odisha).
9. Working hours both for Office & public
Working hours is from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM
10. Public interaction, if any:
11. Grievance redress mechanism
Every Saturday of each week.
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