Kolkata: The state government has set up a state level committee for rationalisation and optimal utilisation of human resources.
The eight-member committee is headed by Chief Secretary Malay De. The committee will be taking up all necessary steps to ensure proper utilisation of human resources.
Additional Chief Secretaries (ACS) of the state Finance department is the member convenor of the committee and ACS of the Higher Education department, Principal Secretaries of the Home department, Health and Family Welfare department, Personnel and Administrative Reforms department, Land and Land Reforms department and Director General of Police are its members.
The committee has been entrusted with many works that need to be done to ensure rationalisation of human resources of the state government in boards, corporations, rural and urban bodies, parastatal organisations and other grant-in-aid institutions.
First of all, the committee members will be carrying out an assessment of existing manpower in different departments, against the sanctioned strength. Necessary steps would be taken based on their assessment report.
The committee will also monitor the redeployment of excess manpower in different departments, for rationalisation of the available human resources.
The committee will also be carrying out necessary assessment to identify and suggest the necessity of "redesignation or abolition" of the existing posts and creation of new ones.
Most importantly, the committee will be scrutinising proposals of all departments, local bodies, boards, corporations and other government institutions, for creation and filling up of posts before the same is sent for concurrence of the state Finance department and "finally placed before the cabinet" for its nod.
The matter related to changes in recruitment rules for different categories of employees will also be looked into by the committee. The changes will enable better career prospects, mobility and efficiency of the employees.
The committee will also be looking into other issues related to improvement of service to the people.
It may be mentioned that this comes at the time when the Mamata Banerjee government has already taken necessary steps towards rationalisation of expenditure.
A high level meeting is going to be held in Nabanna on July 5 in this connection. Moreover, a Project Clearance Committee comprising senior officials of the state Finance department and the
state Public Works department (PWD), has also been set up to go through the detailed project report (DPR) of works taken up by all departments.
A project will only be taken up and implemented after the committee gives its nod.