Odisha Cabinet Approves Creation Of Separate Directorates Of Museum, Archaeology & Public Libraries
Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision, Odisha Cabinet on Thursday approved the creation of a separate Directorates of Museum and Archaeology in the state.
In accordance with the decision of the 2nd Heritage Cabinet, the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the creation of a separate Directorate of Museum.
In many other states separate Directorate exists for management of the Museum. Similarly, there is a need for the creation of a separate Directorate for the Museum in the state for the preservation research and publicity of the rich heritage of cultural, and artistic artefacts, Chief Secretary P K Jena said while briefing media on cabinet decisions.
The Cabinet also approved the creation of a new Curatorial Cadre -Assistant Curator, Curator/ Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Joint Director and Joint Director-cum-Superintendent, Odisha State Museum has been created along with the creation of the post of Director, Museum and post of required Ministerial and Technical posts for the Directorate of Museum.
In yet another important decision, the creation of a separate Directorate of Archaeology was also approved by the Cabinet.
The decision is significant as there are many ancient temples and monuments in the state, known for its rich cultural heritage.
In many other states, separate Directorate of Archaeology is functioning. So in order to procure and preserve such archaeological elements creation of a separate Directorate of Archaeology in the state is felt absolutely necessary.
The Cabinet also approved the creation of required Ministerial and Technical posts for the Directorate along with creation of a separate Archaeological Curator Cadre such as Assistant Curator, Curator/Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Joint Director-cum-Superintendent, State Archaeology and Director and an Archaeological Engineering Wing.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to a proposal for the creation of a separate Directorate of Public Libraires as per the decision of the first Heritage Cabinet.