Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for the amendment of the Odisha Local Fund Audit Act, 1948 to include electronic modes for serving surcharge notices and orders to delinquent officials.
Under the existing provisions of the Act, difficulties are being faced to physically serve the surcharge notices and orders to errant officers in time. This is because it’s always not possible to readily track the present address of the officials concerned as they get transferred quite often. For this, the surcharge proceedings could not be finalized expeditiously.
Now, with the amendment of the Act, the errant officers will be served notices and orders on the electronic mode in the HRMS (Human Resource Management System) portal in addition to the existing manual modes of service.