About the Department
General Administration is the Nodal Department for higher Civil Services i.e. All India Services and Orissa Administrative Service (OAS Class-I and above). It deals with the entire gamut of personnel management in the Government- recruitment, training, performance evaluation, promotion, discipline, placement, service conditions and so on. Important institutions associated with the department include Orissa Public Service Commission (O.P.S.C), Staff Selection Commission (S.S.C) for recruitment; Orissa Administrative Tribunal for dispensation of justice to Government employees; Gopabandhu Academy of Administration for training; and Vigilance Department for correctional measures. The Estate functions of the General Administration Department are- Government Land management in Bhubaneswar; Administration of Government residential and non-residential estates and buildings located at Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, and other Capital Administration issues connected with land. The Department has, under its oversight, Directorate of Aviation, which administers the civil aviation facilities of the State Government- State planes, Aviation Training Institute and airstrips in different parts of the State. To keep pace with rapid changes in the administrative system, the Department has taken endeavour to implement administrative reforms by introducing structural changes; rationalizing rules; regulations and procedures, creating databases and using information technology.