Odisha Forest Corporation was established in 1962 as a Marketing Agency of State Forest Department with a view to eliminate over lapping of forestry activities. The State Government decided to merge all the three forest based Corporations of the state with effect from 01/10/1990 by execution of necessary agreement for sale under the Companies Act.
Accordingly the activities of SFDC and OFDC were merged with O.F.C. in consideration of the development. After sale of the transferred and transferee corporations, the OFC was renamed as “ODISHA FOREST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED” (OFDC) with effect from 14/11/1990. Latter on O.C.B. was merged with OFDC with effect from 01/04/1991 in pursuance of the agreement for sale.
OFDC is a Public Sector Undertaking. Itis an MoU signing Company with the Government of Odisha.
|05. Bhawanipatna- CKL
|08. Bolangir- CKL
|09. Boudh- CKL
|10. Deogarh- CKL
|11. Dhenkanal- CKL
|12. Jajpur Road-C
|13. Jeypore- CKL
|14. Jharsuguda- CKL
|16. Keonjhar- CKL
|17. Muniguda-C 1
|18. Nowrangpur- CKL
|19. Rairakhol- CKL
|20. Rourkela- CKL
|21. Sambalpur- CK
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
STATEMENT OF SERVICES PROVIDED
The following facilities are being provided by the Odisha Forest Development Corporation:
1-Supply of Timber & Timber Products in Auction/Tender and at retail sale depots
Regular monthly Auction & Tender Sales are made at Zone offices for sale of Round Timber/Sawn Timber/Round Fire wood/Sawn fire wood/Poles & Ballies and Bamboo on lot basis for small / medium business houses & exporters. Auction/Tender sale dates at different zones are normally done as per the schedule indicated below:
|Name of the Zone
|Date of Auction to be commenced from
|12th of ever ymonth
|19th of every month
|29th of every month
|29th of every month
Besides above retail sales are made to meet the requirement of the local people for various forest products at different rates in sale depots scattered all over Odisha. About One Hundred retail sale depots have been established in Odisha for this purpose. In order to view list of these depots
2 - Fuelwood for cremation purposes
Casuarina Fuel wood is being provided at a concessional rate of ` 500per quintal at Swargadwar Depottwenty four hours for purposes of cremation. Social Service Organizations have also been involved in the supply of firewood for cremation.
3 - Timber for house construction
Timber is available for house construction to the general public at the prices fixed for the retail sale against approved house map in urban areas and against Gram Pradhan’s certificate/BPL/Ration Card Holder in rural areas.
Regular monthly Auction & Tender Sales are made at Sambalpur & Bhubaneswar for sale of Kenduleaves on lot basis for Traders, Exporters and Bidi Manufacutrers. To be a participant in the Tender/Auction process of Kenduleaf one has to be a registered purchaser of OFDC. For this purpose a sum of ` 10000 has to be deposited as Registration money at Corporate Office / Divisional Manager Sambalpur-CKL Division which will be refunded on application/seizure of trade link with OFDC. Lot Lists of Kenduleaf auction/tender are distributed free of cost only to the registered purchasers . Further details on trading of Kenduleaf can be obtained from Divisional Managers, General Manager Zones & Marketing Manager Kenduleaf ,Corporate Office.
3.NON TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS
Honey , Pickles, Squash
Pure Honey collected from Similipal Forest are processed at OFDC’s Jashipur Plant, sold to general public along with Pickles & Squash manufactured from this unit.
Tall Tree [5~6’] Nursery for Plantation
OFDC is taking up Plantation Projects of Government & PSUs on Avenue & Barren Lands. State Government PSUs ,NGOs, Individuals & other Organizations are provided with Tall Trees for Plantation in order to achieve 100% survival rate.
Note: Trade Tax, Income Tax, and VAT are payable to government on these prices in accordance with regulations. These rates are displayed at the depots.
DETIALS OF GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM
The grievances received are settled at various levels on the following order of sequence.
Every saturday of the week [4PM onwards] is set apart for Grievance Redressal when all Divisional /Zonal/Corporate Heads remain in their offices and receive and hear public Grievances. The public can contact various offices of the Corporation whose address, phone numbers are available in the official website of the Corporation or through email. Publication is made under the Right to Information Act 2005 and is available on website www.odishafdc.com. The details of Address, Telephone No, e-mail ID of the grievance redressal authorities are exhibited below
|Telephone No. Off/Res/Mob
|A/84- Kharvelnagar, Bhubaneswar
|Bhubaneswar Zone, 90/91-Satyanagar, BBSR
|Berhampur Zone, Berhampur
|Bolangir Zone, Bolangir
|Sambalpur Zone, Brooks Hill, Sambalpur
|Angul-CKL Division, Angul
|Baripada-C Division ,Baripada
|Berhampur-C Division , Berhampur
|Bhanjanagar-C Division, Bhanjanagar
|Bhawanipatna-CKL Division, Bhawanipatna
|Bhubaneswar-C , 90/91-Satyanagar, BBSR
|Bhubaneswar-PL, 90/91-Satyanagar, BBSR
|Bolangir-CKL Division, Bolangir
|Boudh-CKL Division, Boudh
|Deogarh-CKL Division, Deogarh
|Dhenkanal-CKL Division, Dhenkanal
|Jajpur road-C Division, Jajpur road
|Jeypore-CKL Division, Jeypore
|Jharsuguda-CKL Division, Jharsuguda
|Karanjia-C Division , Karanjia
|Keonjhar-CKL Division, Keonjhar
|Muniguda-C Division, Muniguda
|Nowrangpur-CKL Division, Nowrangpur
|Rairakhol-CKL Division, Rairakhol
|Rourkela-CKL Division, Rourkela
|Sambalpur-CKL Division, Sambalpur
EXPECTATION FROM THE CLIENT/CITIZEN
The expectations from the customers are usually started in the Auction/Tender documents and subsequently in the purchase order & way bill. Any ambiguities are resolved through the ‘Contract Review’ mechanism established, implemented and maintained.
SENSITISING PUBLIC ABOUT CORRUPTIONA
As per the instructions of the Central Vigilance Commission, a Notice Board has been displayed at a conspicuous point at the Receptionarea ,so as to catch the attention of the public in three languages i.e.. vernacular, Hindiand English, as indicated hereunder:
DO NOT PAY BRIBES
If anybody of this office asks for bribe or if you have any information on corruption in this office or if
you are a victim of corruption in this office, you can complain to :
Chairperson Odisha Forest Development Limited, "BANA NIGAM BHAWAN",
A/84-Kharvel Nagar,Bhubaneswar - 751001 (Office Phone No. 0674-2534094
Sri S.S. Srivastava,IFS Managing Director Odisha Forest Development Limited,
"BANA NIGAM BHAWAN", A/84-Kharvel Nagar,Bhubaneswar - 751001
(Office Phone No. 0674-2534067 Email- email@example.com)
ACB,CBI Bhubaneshwar, Unit-VIII,P.O. Nayapally,Distt- Khurda,
Bhubaneshwar- 751012 Phone -0674-2561375 Email ID firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secretary,Central Vigilance Commission, Satarkata Bhawan,
Block 'A',GPO Complex,INA, NEW DELHI - 110 023
Complaints can also be lodged online on the Commission's
Task Force: As required under Citizen’s Charter guidelines issued from Government of India, the Task Force in OFDC Ltd. is constituted as noted below to oversee the formulation of the Citizen’s Charter:
|Citizens' Charter Committee Members
|Officer / Staff Member nominated
|Nodal Officer:(To act as Member Secretary of the Task Force)
|1. General Manager [A&P]
|1-2 Representatives from Top Management
|1. General Manager [Hqrs.]
|2-3 Representatives from Middle Management
|1. Manager Corporate Office
|2-3 Representatives from Cutting Edge Staff
|1. S.D.M. Bhubaneswar
|Representatives from Staff Associations/Unions
|1. President OFDC Officers Association
Review of the Charter:
Periodic reviews follow effective implementation and monitoring to verify the effectiveness and continued relevance of the Charter. Its successful implementation is ensured by familiarizing all the employees with their roles in effective implementation and continuous improvement of the charter by giving wide publicity and formal training. Management Reviews are conducted at periodic intervals to ensure the continued relevance and need for updating the Charter.
Charter on the Web:
To ensure that the Charter of OFDC is open and available to all concerned, it is hosted in the Company’s website: www.odishafdc.com
Motto of OFDC:
For ODISHA FOREST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD.