THE ORISSA SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING INSTITUTE BHUBANESWAR
1 This Institute at Bhubaneswar is meant to train ‘Shorthand’ and ‘Typewriting’ in Oriya and English to outsiders, as well as, the in-service Stenographers, Typists and Junior Assistants. During the year 2006, the 45 in-service personnel (Stenographers, Typists/Junior Assistants ) have been imparted the training. During this year 80 SC/ST outsider students are undergoing English Stenography and Typewriting Training.
2 Rajya Sainik BOARD:
The Rajya Sainik Board, Orissa has been established to promote welfare and resettlement of ex-servicemen, war widows disabled ex-servicemen and families of defence personnel belonging to the State. The six Zilla Sainik Boards, one each at Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Kalahandi are functioning under the Rajya Sainik Board. Processing Second World War Veteran Pension applications, issuing ex-servicemen Identity Cards, rendering employment assistance to ex-servicemen, war widows/disabled ex-servicemen and to the members of the families of deceased Defence Service personnel are the main functions of these Boards.
Achievements of the Sainik Board organisation, during the year 2006, are given below (a) Second World War Veteran Pension :
A sum of Rs.3, 94,665 /- has been disbursed to 95 Second World War Veterans / widows towards World War-II Pension @ Rs.500/- per month.
(b) Allotment of government waste land to landless ex-servicemen:
The 125 landless ex-servicemen upto the rank of Havildar and equivalent have been issued with the eligibility certificate for allotment of one standard acre of waste land for agricultural purpose.
(c) Employment Assistance to ex-servicemen :
The 82 ex-servicemen have been given the employment assistance in different Public Sector Banks, Central Government, State Government.