Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik Hon'ble Chairman Sri Asit Tripathy Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ajit Kumar Mishra
Western Odisha Development Council.
The Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Act,2000 as amended vide Orissa Act 8 and 14 of 2001 & 2003 respectively provide for the establishment of the council with the prime objectives of the accelerated development and advancement of the people residing within 10 districts and one sub-division of Angul district of Western Odisha. The Act empowers the Council for all round socio-economic upliftment, Educational & Cultural advancement of the people residing within WODC area. The Western Odisha Development Council comprise 10 districts i.e.Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Sundargarh and Athamallick Sub-division of Angul district.
The Council comprises 26 members including the Chairman. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) WODC is the Member Secretary of the Council. Two Members of parliament (Lok Sabha) and eleven Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) elect partly or wholly from Council area are nominated to the Council by Government on rotational basis for a term of two years. Ten experts having excellence and expertise in the field of planning, Finance & Accounts, Public Administration, Social Service, Education, Agriculture, Industries, Irrigation, Public health, Forestry, Mining, Public work, Employment or management of people’s problem are nominated by Govt. to the Council. Revenue Divisional Commissioner of major area coming under the Council i.e RDC (ND), Sambalpur is also a member of the Council. Recently RDC(SD) has also been nominated to the Council as a Special invitee.
The Council prepares its own Annual Budget for the Council area basing on the Grant-in-Aid received from the State Government. The Council receives a enhanced Grant-in-Aid of Rs.200.00 crore annually since the financial year 2021-22.Out of the total Grant-in-Aid, Rs.150.00 crore and Rs.30.00 crore is approved in main budget as Special Grant and Normal Grant respectively. Besides, Rs.20.00 crore is allocated as normal grant in the supplementary budget. Read More...

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