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Organisation

The State Vigilance has a sanctioned strength of one D.G.P, one I.G.P, two D.I.Gs.P, one A.I.G.P, 7 Ss.P, 6 Addl. SsP, 51 DSs.P, 141 Inspectors, 9 Sub Inspectors, 54 ASIs and 703 supporting staff.
 
SECRETARIAL STATUS
State Vigilance functions as a part of the State Secretariate which is directly functioning under the control of the Chief Minister. All the files sent to the Chief Minister are routed through the Chief Secretary of the State.

The Director of the State Vigilance is the ex-officio Principal Secretary, General Administration (Vigilance) Department. The Addl. DGP / I.G.P is the ex-officio Special Secretary and DIGs are the ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government, General Administration (Vigilance) Department. Depending on the rank of the Officer, the AIGP and S.P.(Coordination) are the ex-officio Joint Secretary/Deputy Secretary to Govt.
 
DIRECTOR VIGILANCE
He is the Chief of the Vigilance Department. There is no Vigilance Commission in the State. The Director is vested with the powers of the I.G. under the Police Act, 1861. He is also Ex-officio Principal Secretary /Special Secretary to Government in General Administration (Vigilance) Department as per the rank. He is assisted by one IG, two DIGs and one AIG as per sanctioned strength. Presently, the Director, Vigilance is of the rank of Director General of Police and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government, G.A.(Vigilance) Department and being assisted by one Addl. DGP and DIGP.
 
JURISDICTION
The entire State has been divided into two Ranges and each Range is divided into 3 divisions. Each Division has few units and squads roughly corresponding to each revenue district under it, which take up field level inquiries, investigations and collection of intelligence. The distribution of units and squads is as under:
 
SOUTHERN RANGE CUTTACK DIVISION JAJPUR UNIT
ANGUL UNIT
JAGATSINGHPUR UNIT
KENDRAPADA UNIT
DHENKANAL UNIT
BHUBANESWAR DIVISION PURI UNIT
NAYAGARH UNIT
KHURDA SQUAD
BERHAMPUR DIVISION PHULBANI UNIT
PARLAKHEMUNDI UNIT
BOUDH UNIT
CHHATRAPUR SQUAD
NORTHERN RANGE SAMBALPUR DIVISION ROURKELA UNIT  
BOLANGIR UNIT
BARGARH UNIT
JHARSUGUDA UNIT
DEOGARH UNIT
SUBARNAPUR UNIT
SUNDERGARH UNIT
BALASORE DIVISION BARIPADA UNIT
KEONJHAR UNIT
BHADRAK UNIT
KORAPUT DIVISION RAYAGADA UNIT
BHAWANIPATNA UNIT
MALKANAGIRI UNIT
NAWARANGPUR UNIT
NUAPADA UNIT
Further, Vigilance Cell which is dealing with corruption matters at high places and taking up important enquiries and investigations, its jurisdiction include the entire area of state of Odisha.

Wings of the Vigilance Directorate.

The different Wings of the Directorate and their functions are as under :-

1.

Policy and Coordination.

i.

Coordination ‘A’ - Liaison with the Press, Preparation of Press Notes, Monthly and Quarterly Achievement reports and submission of the same to various quarters.
   
.ii. Coordination ‘B’ - Assembly and Parliament matters, Vigilance clearance reports, Compilation of Vigilance Bulletin and Vigilance Gazette.
   
iii Coordination ‘C’ - Indexing, Preparation of monthly performance reports of all sections of Vigilance Directorate, submission of monthly reports to C.B.I./N.C.R.B. etc. It also deals with receipt and despatch of letters.
   
iv. Coordination ‘RA’(Research & Analysis) - Liaison with Heads of Departments, C.V.Os. of Government departments / PSUs on internal Vigilance / Preventive Vigilance, correspondence with C.V.C./ C.B.I./ Lokpal, Observance of Vigilance Awareness week , conduct of in-service training.
   
2. Prosecution Cell :
Processing appointment of Standing Counsels, Spl.P.Ps., prosecution of cases, functioning of Special Courts pertaining to confiscation of D.A. and miscellaneous correspondence with Government and Law Department, office of Advocate General. High Court matters, liaison with the office of Sr. Standing Counsel, Vigilance, O/o the Advocate General and Co-ordinating with the Link offices, O/o S.P. Vigilance Cell of the Directorate for different info0rmations and datas.
   
3. Link Offices :
  Maintain liaison with Divisional offices and officers to monitor progress and finalisation of Vigilance investigations of cases and inquiries as well as preventive and enforcement action of the respective Divisions.
   
4. Special Unit :
  Apart from collecting intelligence about corruption at high places and taking up important inquiries and investigation it works as the Internal Vigilance Wing of the Vigilance Organisation. It is presently functioning at State Secretariate, Bhubaneswar. S.P, Vigilance Cell is looking after day-to-day functioning of the Unit.
   
5. General Administration Branch :
i. Establishment Section.
  Deals with administration and establishment matter including those relating to training, discipline, Court / Tribunal matters.
ii. Accounts section
  Deals with budget accounting and financial administration.
iii. General Section.
  Deals with personnel affairs, building programmes, welfare activities etc.
iv. Issue section.
  Deals with all despatches pertaining to General Section, Account Section and Establishment Section of the Directorate.
   
6. Library.
  With a collection of about 6,394 nos. of books and 2,550 nos. Of Journals / periodicals of professional interest, the library provides useful support to the investigating and supervising officers. In the year, 2015, all the books and journals have been computerised by the e-granthalaya soft ware of NIC India. All the Court Judgements (Supeme Court/ Odisha High Court) from 1935 till date are available in the digital library for the use of Vigilance Officers and Men.
   
7. Reserve Office
  Deals with mobilization and duty distribution among officers/men of the rank of Inspector of Police and below, purchases and maintenance of stores etc. This section also looks after safety and security of the premises of Vigilance Directorate.
   
8. Motor Vehicle.
  Deals with the maintenance of the Motor Vehicle fleet of the Directorate.
   
9. Record Room
  The record room of this Directorate preserves very sensitive and important old records concerning Vigilance cases and Administrative matters as per the record manual.  
Besides, the staff as mentioned above, the Vigilance Directorate has the following supportive Wings:-
PROSECUTION WING:
It is headed by the Legal Adviser, a judicial officer of the rank of a Senior District Judge. His views are taken in all intricate questions of law. An experienced advocate of the High Court functions as the Sr. Standing Counsel of the Vigilance Department. Presently, there are two other Standing Counsels and two Addl. Standing Counsels. They represent the State Vigilance in all matters in the Hon’ble High Court. Special Public Prosecutors have been appointed/engaged for each Court of Special Judge (Vigilance) and two Special Courts, who conduct prosecution of Vigilance Cases.
 
TECHNICAL WING:
This wing presently is functioning under the supervision of one Sr. Technical Officer of rank of Chief Engineer. He is being assisted by an Executive Engineer and other Engineers of rank of Asst. Executive Engineer, Asst. Engineer, Junior Engineers and Building Inspectors etc. It provides technical back-up to investigating officers and Enquiring Officers for investigations and enquiries. Collection samples from construction side for technical evaluation, measurements of work sites, their estimation etc. are few examples of the work conducted by this wing.
 
COMMERCIAL TAX WING:
At the Directorate level, an officer of the rank of Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, heads this wing. He has officers posted at all the Vigilance Divisions and at Vigilance Directorate who take up surprise checks of business establishments to detect tax frauds. They also conduct checks of commercial vehicles on the highways and collect on-the-spot taxes, besides referring the detected cases to jurisdictional C.T.Os. for regular Sales tax assessment and levy.
 
FOREST WING:
A Deputy Conservator of Forest, who is assisted by forest officers posted to all the divisions, heads the forest wing. They conduct checks and raids relating to smuggling and illegal transport, processing and hoarding of forest products. Their assistance is also taken during investigation of corruption cases relating to the Forest department.
 
DOCUMENT EXAMINATION CELL:
For examination of the questioned documents this Organisation has a Document Examination Cell functioning at Vigilance Directorate, which furnishes expert opinion after examination of questioned documents in various vigilance cases and enquiries.
 
STATISTICAL CELL:
The Statistical Cell headed by one Deputy Director (Statistics) with supporting staff is functioning in this Directorate. This Cell is entrusted for calculation of the estimated household Consumer Expenditure of the S.Os pertaining to food, clothes, fuel and light etc. in connection different disproportionate asset cases. Such calculation is based on NSSO Consumer Expenditure survey of different rounds and prices Index of different periods. Again the agriculture yield data of different crops of different Blocks of the State and average wholesale price of those crops pertaining to different years are also provided by this Cell basing on EARAS and priced survey data collected by DE&S, Odisha for calculation of agricultural income of the Suspect Officer.
 
PHOTO CELL:
A Photo Cell is functioning at the Vigilance Directorate and same is looked after mostly by one officer of the rank of Inspector of Photo. During investigation and search / seizure, the photographs of the projects/worksites and the buildings/properties related to DA Cases are taken. These photographs/video clips are being utilised during the trial for better appreciation of evidence by the trying court.
 
COMPUTER CELL:
As a part of modernisation & e-Governance programme of State Govt. all the officers have been given a Personal Computer. All the Divisions and Units have been provided with Computers with Internet facilities. A computer Cell is functioning at the Directorate. The Data pertaining to all the Vigilance Cases and enquiries are stored in Computers for immediate reference and retrieval. The names of the public servants under Vigilance Scan are also stored in the Computer to facilitate in verification of antecedents.