II       The powers and duties of its officers and employees

 

Name of the post

Duties

Powers

Development Commissioner (Handicrafts)

§        Overall development and growth of the Handicrafts Sector.

§        To continue to strive for socio-economic upliftment of artisans.

§        Developing entrepreneurship among the artisans.

§        Promoting community enterprise.

§        Expanding reach of the handicrafts in domestic and global markets.

§        Providing better tools, technologies and designs to artisans.

§        Using IT tools for furthering the artisans interests.

§        Take up census/surveys useful to the sector and the Government for policy planning.

 

§        All Administrative/ Financial powers as Head of the Department.

Additional Development Commissioner (Handicrafts)

To assist the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) in performing the following duties:

 

§        Overall development and growth of the Handicrafts Sector.

§        To continue to strive for socio-economic upliftment of artisans.

§        Developing entrepreneurship among the artisans.

§        Promoting community enterprise.

§        Expanding reach of the handicrafts in domestic and global markets.

§        Providing better tools, technologies and designs to artisans.

§        Using IT tools for furthering the artisans interests.

§        Take up census/surveys useful to the sector and the Government for policy planning.

 

§        Delegated powers vested in the Head of the Department, as far as sanction of General Provident Fund Advances/ Withdrawal under Rule 12 (2) and 15/16 of the General Provident Fund (Central Service Rules) to the Officers/Staff working under their administrative control in terms of Rule 13 (3) of the delegation of financial powers Rules – 1978.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Directors

 

 

 

§        To provide timely and quality service for the overall development and growth of the Handicrafts Sector.

§        To be a friend, facilitator and philosopher in overall development and promotion of handicrafts and artisans.

§        To work with artisans/artisans groups for their sustained development.

§        To provide better tools, technologies and design to artisans to value addition on a continuous basis.

§        To use IT tools for furthering the artisans interests.

§        To issue necessary certificates to exporters expeditiously.

§        To work in close co-ordination with entrepreneurs/marketers/exports for forging improved market linkages.

§        To facilitate timely flow of information amongst stake holders.

§        Promotion and development of handicrafts to increase additional employment in handicrafts sector.

§        Seeking qualitative improvement in production through optimal use of newer technologies, process and design inputs.

§        Preservation of cultural and traditional craft heritage.

§        Co-ordination with the State Govts. In planning and executing development schemes for handicrafts.

§        Upliftment of over all socio-economic conditions and quality of life of the artisans community.

§        Co-ordination with NGOs, State Handicrafts Development  Corporations, other State Agencies, other Regional Offices & Marketing Centres under the jurisdiction of the Regional Office.

§        Enhancement of productivity of artisans to enable increased income and wider market reach.

§        Seeking larger global market share of Indian Handicrafts.

§        Brand positioning of Indian Handicrafts.

§        Head of the Department delegated powers in terms of Rule 13 (3) of the delegation of financial power to Regional Directors within their respective jurisdiction to incur contingent expenditure specified in schedule V (Read with Annexure to scheduled V) of the DFPR in respect of all schemes under their jurisdiction.

§        They have been declared appointing/ disciplinary authority of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees.

§        Head of Office and controlling officer in respect of officers and staff under their control.

§        RO (CR), (NER) is delegated with powers of  CDO for their jurisdiction.

§        To transfer staff of Group ‘B’ non gazetted cadres with in the region.

 

Deputy Director Headquarters

§        Over all supervision of schemes of DC(Handicrafts) being look after by the concerned section.

§        To monitor the progress and implementation of the programmes meant for the development of handicrafts through his section.

§        To ensure utilization of budget allocated for the scheme being dealt by his section.

§        To organize meeting/ review meetings related to the subject dealt by him.

§        To attend meetings, conduct inspection as assigned by senior officers.

 

§        Powers Nil, however one of DDs is declared as Head of office in respect of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ staff of Headquarter Office.

Deputy Director at Regional Office

 

§        Over all supervision of activities of Regional Offices.

 

§        Nil

Deputy Director, RD&TDCs

§        Over all supervision of activities of  RD&TDCs.

 

§        Nil

Deputy Director of FACs.

§        Controlling Officers of all Gazetted Officers i.e. Ads and AOs and controlling officers in respect of all schemes running under the FACs

§        Head of Office in respect of Ads and staff posted in and under FACs.

 

§        Over all control of all the schemes office of DC(Handicrafts) falling under their jurisdiction.

Account Officer Headquarter

 

§        To prepare budget, monitor, expenditure in respect of all developmental schemes and ensure timely payment to the staff and other concerned.

§        To supervise the maintenance of ledgers register etc relating to accounts.

§        To attend both internal and external audit.

 

§        Drawing and disbursing officer.

Accounts Officer at Regional Offices

§        To prepare budget, monitor, expenditure in respect of all developmental schemes and ensure timely payment to the staff and other concerned.

§        To supervise the maintenance of ledgers register etc relating to accounts.

§        To attend both internal and external audit.

 

 

§        Drawing and disbursing officer.

Accounts Officer FAC, Srinagar.

§        To prepare budget, monitor, expenditure in respect of all developmental schemes and ensure timely payment to the staff and other concerned.

§        To supervise the maintenance of ledgers register etc relating to accounts.

§        To attend both internal and external audit.

 

§        Acting as  CDO for offices operating from the State of J&K.

Assistant Directors at Head Quarters, New Delhi.

§        Implementation of various developmental schemes of office of DC(Handicrafts).

§        All matters regarding establishment & administration of Group ‘A’, ’B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ including  General Administration.

 

§        Nil.

Assistant Director of Regional office

§        Implementation of various developmental schemes sanctioned by Headquarter office and recommending officer to the Regional Director in respect of these schemes.

§        Liaison with State Government and allied Agencies.

 

§        Nil.

Assistant Director at RD&TDCs

§        Implementation of various developmental schemes sanctioned by Headquarters office.

§        Supervision of all the activities of RD&TDCs.

§        Powers Nil, however some of ADs are delegated powers of Head of Office and DDO.

 

Assistant Director Marketing Service & Extension Centres

§        To implement schemes of office of DC(Handicrafts) for Development of Craftpersons of the areas .

§        To keep liaison and coordination with State Government, Corporations/NGOs and other State Agencies functioning for the development of handicraft sector, besides above the following duties are being performed:-

§        Registration of Artisans.

§        Preparation of village to village survey and preparation and updation of data base on various parameters relating to handicrafts.

§        Preparation of Area Directory and directory of important crafts.

§        Preparation of directory of capable manufacturers.

 

§        Assistance to artisans/artisan’s group/ cooperatives/ NGOs/ Corporations/other agencies in formulation of proposals for availing assistance from the O/O DC(Handicrafts) under its existing schemes and/or financial institutions under different schemes.

§        Assistance for revival of languishing crafts.

§        Organization of workshops   to ascertain the needs and requirements of the artisans/clusters with a view to formulate schemes and take follow up action with concerned Department/Agencies for its redressal.

§        Assistance in organizing design workshops through designer and RD & TDCs for educating craftsmen on new products/designs as per market demand.

§        Assistance as a Technology Transfer Centre by organizing training in use of improved tools and technology.

§        Organization of trainings for skill up gradation of artisans.

§        Formation of Self Help Groups and Thrift & Credit Societies and Establishment of vibrant and member controlled community based enterprises.

§        Dissemination of all market related informations from entrepreneurs/ marketers/ exporters and designers to artisans for establishing improved market linkages.

§        Assistance in organizing market analysis programme.

§        Assistance in organizing market clinics.

§        Nomination of artisans for participation in Exhibitions, Expos, Craft Bazars etc.

§        Assistance in promotion of crafts of one place in other markets within the country through exhibitions.

§        Assistance in launch and test marketing of new products.

§        Popularization, propagation and promotion of handicrafts through a variety of media mix like posters, catalogues, brochures, video films and websites.

§        Assistance in operation and updation of data on Handicrafts Portal for effective buyer-seller linkages and e-commerce.

§        Assistance for establishing permanent marketing outlets like Emporia and Urban Haats.

§        Setting up of Craft Development Centres and Common Facility Service Centers for providing technical support and infrastructure for quality production.

§        Assistance for Group Insurance and Health Package Insurance of artisans

§        Assistance for construction of worksheds and worksheds-cum-housing for artisans for improving their working conditions.

§        Implementation and monitoring of various schemes of Office of the DC[Handicrafts].

§        Submission of timely returns/data to Regional Offices, Headquarter Office and other Field Offices of Office of the DC[Handicrafts] including those of the State Governments.

 

§        To work as Head of Office, Controlling officer and DDO, in respect of Staff posted in Marketing Service & Extension Center and supervising the functioning of office.

 

Assistant Director (A&C)

§        To look after establishment and store work.

§        To implement and supervise the schemes of office of DC(Handicrafts) under their jurisdiction.

§        To get areas for setting up of Carpet Weaving Training  Centres surveyed.

§        To ensure timely setting up /shifting of Carpet Weaving Training Centres.

§        To ensure timely supply of raw materials,  tools and  equipment etc.

§        To supervise training programme at Carpet Weaving Training Centres.

§        To ensure maintenance of service records etc.

 

§        Head of office, Controlling Officer and DDO in respect of staff at Service Centre/ Staff posted in Carpet Weaving Training Centre under his jurisdiction.

Assistant Director, (Preshipment  inspection and certification of India items)

§        To issue GSP to member countries for concesation for exporting handicraft items.

§        To supervise the functioning and working of the office and staffs under his control .

§        To attend the quarries of handicraft exporters/ importers etc.

§        To circulate the trade inquiries among the handicraft exporters.

§        Authorized to sign GSP.

Office Superintendent at FAC

§        To Supervise all administration/ accounts/ stores related matters at FAC in respect of the offices under the control of FAC.

 

§        Nil

Handicrafts Promotion Officers (HPOs) at Headquarter.

§        To implement various development schemes of Office of DC(Handicrafts), observing norms and guide lines laid down for each scheme as per compendium of schemes under supervision and guidance of concerned ADs  and DDs.

§        To discharge duties/work assigned by senior officers from time to time.

 

§        Nil

Handicrafts Promotion Officers (HPOs) at Regional office/ Filed Offices (M&SECs)

§        To conduct survey and studies of  crafts in the State from time to time.

§        To assist artisans in forming cooperative societies and ensure their proper functioning to help needy artisans in getting  Artisans Credit Card, loans from various agencies and raw materials at cheaper rates etc.

§        To under take surveys with a view to identify new products and insure proper development and growth of these products for markets.

§        Enrollment of artisans during visit to field area and issue of I/Cards after registration.

§        To assist ADs, DDs and RDs concerned in implementing the various development of schemes of office of DC(Handicrafts) as per compendium of the schemes.

§        To supervise the training programmes, workshops and Exhibitions etc conducted in field.

§        To prepare cases of financial assistance to artisans in indigent circumstances.

§        To cover the maximum artisans with Bima Yojana at nominal premium.

§        To discharge all the duties assigned by their next higher officers and seniors. 

 

 

 

 

 

§         Nil

Carpet Training Officers (CTOs)

§        To assist AD/DDs concerned in implementing the schemes of office of DC(Handicraft).

§        To perform the work assigned by the seniors from time to time.

§        Over all supervision of Carpet Training Centres:-

1.      Supervision of training imparted to the trainees.

2.      Arrangement of the raw materials, tools and equipments for the trainee.

3.      To maintain the attendance Register and ensure the proper disbursement of salary, stipend and wages to concerned.

 

§        Nil

Sr. Accountant/ Jr. Accountant.

 

§        All matters relating to Accounts, Audits and reconciliation.

§        Preparation,  checking of bills etc.

§        Preparation of  budget and control of  expenditure.

§        Preparation of monthly and quarterly expenditure statement.

 

§        Nil.

Investigator/Technical Assistant

§        Conducting survey and studies of crafts of the areas concerned.

§        To assist in implementing the developmental schemes of office of DC(Handicrafts)  as per compendium of the scheme.

§        To carry out the work assigned by seniors from time to time.

 

§        Nil.

Upper Division Clerks (UDCs)

§        All matter relating to Administration of the staff.

§        Recording and weeding out of all records disposal of obsolete and un-serviceable items.

§        To carry out the official work assigned by their senior.

 

§        Nil

Stenographer etc.

§        To take dictation and carry out the typing work.

 

 

 

§        Nil

Lower Division Clerks (LDCS)/SK/AC

§        Diary, Dispatch and typing work.

§        Maintenance of stores/accounts and preparation of bill etc.

§        To carry out the official work assigned by seniors from time to time.

§        Handling of cash in Marketing Centres.

 

§        Nil

Cashier

Headquarters/ RO’s

§        To maintain Cash Book, Vouchers and disbursement of salary and other payments to staff.

 

§        Nil

Instructor/Assistant Instructor

§        To impart training as per syllabus of the concerned craft

 

§        Nil

Peon

§        To carry out the movement of files/papers from one section to other and officers concerned.

 

§        Nil

Driver

§        To drive the official vehicles.

 

§        Nil

Gestatener Operator

§        To provide services for Photocopying official documents, circulars, etc.

 

§        Nil

Chowkidar

§        Watch and ward of Office/Centre

§        Nil

 

 

 

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