POLITICAL & SERVICES DEPARTMENT
ORGANISATION AND METHODS DIVISION
From the year 1936 when the State of Orissa came into being till the beginning of 1940, the Bihar and Orissa Secretariat Instructions were followed in the Orissa Secretariat. The Orissa Secretariat Instructions was, for the first time, published in the year 1940 and this has been followed ever since. There was only a reprint of this publication in the year 1948
During the last two decades many changes have taken place in the administrative set up of the Secretariat, the number of Departments has increased from nine to eighteen together with a few composite Departments which were not in existence before. During the last few years Government have been keen on improving the transaction of business in the Secretariat Departments by reducing delays and increasing efficiency in the working of the Departments with the result that a number of Circulars and Orders have been issued on organization and procedural matters.