Administration

The institute boasts of technically qualified research staff. The Director of the Institute enjoys the powers of Heads of the Department. At present a Professor of Anthropology who IS also an officer of lndian  Administrative  Service is heading the Institute as its Director. Besides, there are two Deputy Directors (one vacant), five Assistant Directors (TO vacant), five Research Assistants, (O6 vacant), three Statistical Assistants (T2 vacant), three Primary Investigators (O2 vacant), two Librarians, one Senior Laboratory Assistant (Tribal Museum) and twenty three supporting staff (27 Vacant) of different categories like ll Ministerial Staff (O7 vacant), one Driver (01 vacant), 01 Treasury Sarkar and 14 Group-D staff (15 vacant) etc.

To assist the Director in day-to-day administration a retired officer of Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) has been posted as Assistant Director (Administration) in the Institute. Till date out of T09 sanctioned posts 59 i.e., more than 50 percent of posts are vacant. The essential multifarious activities of the Institute are being managed by engaging few experts and experienced retired officers on contractual basis.

The merit and expertise of various officers of this Institute have been recognized by other organizations. Officers have been deputed to different organizations inside the State Government and Government of lndia, such as, Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India,’ ST & SC Development Department, Government of Orissa, Micro projects for Primitive Tribes ITDAs, IFAD Projects, Re-settlement and Rehabilitation Projects, etc. Further, their expertise as ethnic status experts have been recognized and sought for within the State Administration for dealing with the cases of Fake Caste Certificates.

The institute's role and importance in the field of determination of Ethnic Status of various communities for the purpose of their inclusion/non- inclusion in the ST or SC List of the state is recognized because of its long years of experience and expertise; Therefore it's Director, OSD/Deputy Director/ Research Officer have been taken as expert members in the State Level Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) constituted in pursuance of the Judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court dated 02.9.1994 in the case of Kumari  Madhuri  Patil and others-Vrs-Additional Commissioner, Tribal Development, Maharashtra and others to decide upon hundreds of cases of alleged fake caste certificates. While doing so, it prepares model guidelines and check lists for collection of relevant information and conducts Orientation Training Programmes for concerned district level officers for conducting investigation in to the cases of alleged fake caste certificates. Till date it has played an active role in conducting many such programmes in Cuttack, Phulbani, Bolangir, Sambalpur and Sonepur districts.

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Library

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