The basic rationale behind
the need for a strong administration in road transport sector in the State were
Transport is a Concurrent Subject.
The national investment in roads and road transport sector is as high as
in other modes of transport and communication like railways, airways, waterways
The road transport department was grossly under staffed.
The accelerated pace of road transport development cannot be denied in
the process of rapid economic development. This essentially requires an
efficient management and administration of this vital sector.
3. ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP IN
50lakhs registered vehicles and annual
generation of Rs 910 crore (2014-15) revenue for the
State exchequer, the administrative machinery of the road transport department
of the State of Orissa functions in a multidisciplinary approach. Its
administration is manned by combined network of civil servants, automobile
engineers, police personnel, statisticians and judicial experts.
The main objectives of
transport administration are:
and improve the skill management for the department personnel.
transparency in the day-to-day management and administration of the officials.
To enhance the
scope of additional resource mobilization in road transport sector.
To provide a
road user friendly transport administration in the State.
To protect the
public interest by making their mobility safe and comfortable on road.
the process of modernization for a more efficient, vibrant and productive road
transport management system in the State.
3.3. STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS
Orissa Motor Vehicle
Department, headed by the Transport Commissioner, Orissa under the Commerce &
Transport Department of Govt. of Orissa is the apex body for enforcing &
regulation road transport administration in the State. It discharges its
responsibilities through the following administrative network:
A. HEAD QUARTERS
Commissioner cum Chairman as the head of the State Transport Authority, Orissa
ensures appropriate implementation of provision of MV Act and Rules made there
under; collection of MV revenue and regulation of passenger and goods transport
by road for delivering an efficient, convenient and safe transport system to the
mobile population of the State.
All the RTOs,
Border Check gates, Dy Commissiner’s offices and Driving Training School are
under the administrative control of Transport Commissioner.
Commissioner, Transport (Administration):–
One senior officer from Orissa Administrative Service holds the post of Addl
Commissioner Transport (Admin) which has overall responsibility of maintaining
administrative discipline and reforms in the department.
Commissioner, Transport (Enforcement)
– One senior officer from Indian Police Service in the rank of D.I.G holds the
post of Addl. Commissioner of Transport to ensure timely and effective
enforcement of the MV Act and Rules.
State Transport Authority -cum-Addl Commissioner, Transport (Permit)
- The post is discharged by one Senior OAS Officer who is responsible for
issuing inter-district permits, inter-state permits to stage carriages and
national permits to goods vehicle to ply in other states.
Commissioner, Transport (Technical)
– One senior Technical Officer holds the post with the responsibility to monitor
and administer the works of IMVs and Jr. IMVs of the department.
Commissioner Transport (Tax)
– One Class I officer from OAS cadre discharges this duty by monitoring,
reviewing and auditing the tax revenue collection of all RTOs and check gates.
B. REGIONAL TRANSPORT OFFICE
(RTO):- There are
35 RTOs and 3 ARTOs distributed geographically in the state of Orissa keeping the public
convenience in mind and vehicle population within the region. The staffing
pattern of each RTO includes one Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Inspector of
Motor Vehicle IMV, Addl RTO (Enforcement), Addl RTO (General), Asst RTO, Traffic
Inspectors, Traffic Sub-Inspectors, OMVD Constables (Enforcement) and
Ministerial Staff. RTO is in overall charge of transport administration in the
region. They act as the key personnel in field offices to enforce the Motor
Vehicle Act and Rules.
C. BORDER CHECK GATES :-
There are 13 border check gates in the State under the administrative control of
OMVD of which 4 are major check gates namely Girisola, Jamsola, Luharchatti and
Laxmannath catering almost 80% of the total traffic. These check gates mostly
operate jointly with the Commercial Tax department. Each OMVD check gate is
controlled by one ARTO and Junior IMVs. They watch on the movement of interstate
DRIVING TRAINING SCHOOL :-
There is one Government runned Driving Training School under the administrative control
of OMV department which is located at Bhubaneswar. The school headed by
Principal, imparts training to unemployed youths for self-employment, direct
employment and income generation.
COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORT
There are three Range offices viz. Central Range, Southern Range and Northern
Range located at Cuttack, Berhampur and Sambalpur respectively headed by Deputy
Commissioner, Transport. They monitor & supervise the functions of RTOs under
their jurisdiction. They review the work performances of the RTOs at regular
time intervals and report to the STA head quarters.