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 provides for the establishment of the Council with the prime objective of 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 the socio-economic, educational, cultural advancement and development of the people residing within the WODC area. The Western Odisha Development Council comprises of 10 districts i.e. Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Sundargarh and Athmallik sub-division of Angul district. In the council area there are 36 nos of assembly constituency, 6 nos of parliamentary constituency. The 10 districts and Athmallik sub-division of Angul district comprises of 89 numbers of blocks.
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 received an enhanced Grant-in-Aid of Rs.400 crore annually since the financial year 2023-24. Out of the total Grant-in-Aid, Rs.295 crore and Rs.105 crore is approved in the annual budget as Special Grant and Main Grant respectively. Since inception a tune of Rs.2508.05 crore as GIA has been received by WODC from the State Government. As on 30th November 2023 WODC has administratively approved 42820 nos of projects amounting to Rs. 2104.74 crore in the 11 districts of the council area. Out of which 37445 nos of project have been completed and 5375 nos of projects are in progress. UCs to the tune of Rs.1634.25 crore has already been submitted to AG, Odisha. Read More...

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