Archive for January, 2012

Incentives for KBK doctors

Following is a report from express-buzz.com:

BHUBANESWAR: Doctors serving in KBK are going to be ‘rewarded’ for their work. The State Government has announced incentives for regular medical officers posted and discharging their duties in the area.

Those working at district headquarters hospitals and sub-divisional hospitals will get an incentive of  Rs 4,000 a month over and above their salary in Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Balangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Boudh, Kandhamal and Gajapati.

However, the doctors, working in the peripheral hospitals and dispensaries, will get a higher incentive of Rs 8,000 a month, a Health Department announcement said. The incentive scheme was cleared by the Finance Department last year and will be implemented soon.

Medical officers holding substantive and administrative posts __ Junior Division level-I, Junior Division level-II, Senior Class-I and Junior Class-I and those engaged in treatment and clinical work in the district headquarters and sub-divisional and peripheral hospitals and dispensaries __ will be eligible for the incentive.  Although the incentive will be made available for one year, with retrospective effect, ending July 2012, the Government plans to extend it by assessing it every year.

 The Health Department has fixed certain guidelines basing on which the doctors will  become eligible for the incentive.

January 23, 2012 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

Increase in the number of migratory birds in Hirakud

Following is a report from the Sambad:

January 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Kosli language drama “Ichha banam Padmanav” staged in Balangir

Following is a report from Sambad:

January 22, 2012 at 8:09 am Leave a comment

Nrusinghnath temple, Bargarh

January 21, 2012 at 11:18 am 1 comment

Is breaching the promise of marriage illegal?

Following report is from the Samaja:

January 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

Clipping autonomy will hurt the growth of Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology (SUIIT)

See the following TOI report. Some people are proposing to bring Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology (SUIIT) under Sambalpur University Such a move will hamper the growth of the institute because it will lose its decision making and administrative power to Sambalpur University. All of us know that Sambalpur University administration is too slow because it is already overloaded with work of many affiliated degree colleges.

The govt. is taking steps to make some colleges autonomous; thus reducing the work load of Sambalpur University to some extent. Sambalpur University should cut down such unnecessary work load and devote it-self completely towards opening more undergraduate, PG and integrated PhD courses.

To hold or not to hold SUIIT hand

BHUBANESWAR: Proposals are gaining ground to bring Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology (SUIIT) under varsity statutes. A large section of the university fraternity, however, is strongly opposing any move to dilute the autonomy of SUIIT.

The two-year-old self-sustaining institute, considered the biggest success story ever for the varsity, enjoys complete financial, administrative and academic autonomy as of now. “We are not against autonomy of SUIIT. But since it is a constituent of the varsity, it should be within the framework of university statute and University Grants Commission (UGC) rules, as enjoyed by other autonomous departments of the varsity,” said professor B K Tripathy, a member of the varsity Syndicate, a representative body of educationists in the varsity. “We have requested the vice-chancellor that the matter should be discussed in the next Syndicate meeting,” he said.

A brainchild of former vice-chancellor Arun Pujari, the institute was established in 2010 as an autonomous constituent of SU. It imparts MCA, B.Tech, M.Tech and M.Sc in computer science, M.Sc in electronics and M.Sc in bioinformatics in a self-financing mode. Some of these courses were pulled out from different existing departments of the varsity and brought under SUIIT. The state government had given an initial budget of Rs 10 crore in 2009-10 for the institute.Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education (DDCE) of the varsity gave another Rs 5 crore for construction of its buildings.

Those lobbying to bring it under the varsity statute say there are other departments in the varsity, which are also running self-financing courses. So, why should SUIIT be given so much special privilege? “The idea is to bring transparency in SUIIT functioning and strengthen it further,” said professor Antaryami Panda, a Syndicate member and director of Academic Staff College.

Currently, a governing board and an executive council under the vice-chancellor takes decisions on the functioning of the institute. Though the VC nominates two Syndicate members to the board, neither the Syndicate nor the Senate (the apex decision making body of the varsity) has direct say in its affairs. SUIIT appoints its own faculty on contract and arranges visiting faculty from internally generated funds.

Members of the varsity fraternity said since the model of the institute is on the lines of International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, it should be left to grow on its own. “The university should do hand holding for initial few years and gradually give it more autonomy. That will help the institute to grow. Bringing it under the varsity may kill the institute,” said Bhabani Hota, president of All India University Employees’ Confederation.

The University Employees Association has strongly opposed any attempt to curtail the SUIIT autonomy. “Some vested interests are trying to ruin SUIIT. We will agitate against any such attempt. It has brought glory for the university,” said Mahendra Mishra, president of the association. SUIIT, which offers B.Tech in IT and computer science, should expand and open B.Tech in civil, electrical and mechanical disciplines, he added.

January 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm 2 comments

Bad condition of the oldest railway station of western Odisha: A report from Jharsuguda

Following is a report from the Sambad:

January 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

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