Functions of Inland Water Transport Under directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport, Bhubaneswar

The main functions of the Directorate are:-

  • To administer I.V. Act-1917 and odisha Boat Rules-2004
  • To facilitate Launch Services to the inhabitants of inaccessible riverine areas and organize relief and rescue operation during emergencies.
  • Survey and Registration of Inland Vessels as well as Survey of Inland Water Ways and preparation of schemes for development of Inland Water Transport Sector in the State.
  • Conducting Certificate of Competency Examination of Masters, Serangs, Inland Engineers and Drivers.

The Directorate is operating passenger launch service in Chandabali and Chilika/ Astarang sectors. At present twenty launches are available for regular service in the following routes:-

Chandabali sector
Chandabali : Aradi (17 Kms.)
Chandabali : Talchua-via-Dhamara (30 Kms.)
Chandabali :

Rajnagar (40 Kms.) (Defunct due to non-availability of Launch)

Chilika sector
Balugaon : Kalijai (15 Kms.)
Balugaon : Krishnaprasad (18 Kms.)
Balugaon :

Satapada (32 Kms.) (Defunct due to low draft in Chilika)

Astaranga Sector
Nuagarh : Sribantapur –Via-Kaliakana & Gandakul (20 Kms.)

Rate of Passenger Fare of Launch Service under Inland Water Transport Organization

Passenger Fare is Rs.1.00 (Rupees One) only Per KM/Per Passenger uniformly w.e.f. 01.01.2008.

Documents Required for Surname/Name Change and Publication of Notice in odisha Gazette/Extra Ordinary odisha Gazette

A. For State Government Employee

  • Application to be forwarded through the Employer.
  • Attested copy of Deed Changing Surname duly executed before Appropriate Authority.
  • Original Newspaper Full Page in which Notice regarding change of Surname has been published.
  • Two exact copies of the Notice as published in Newspaper to be typewritten or handwritten on plain paper with full signature of the applicant in new Name.

B. For employed persons other than State Govt. Employees

  • Application to be forwarded through the Employer.
  • Attested copy of Affidavit duly executed before Appropriate Authority.
  • Deed Changing Surname duly filled in.
  • Original Newspaper Full Page in which Notice regarding change of Surname has been published.
  • Two exact copies of the Notice as published in Newspaper to be typewritten or handwritten on plain paper with full signature of the applicant in new Name.

C. For any other Individual

  • Attested copy of Affidavit duly executed before Appropriate Authority.
  • Deed Changing Surname duly filled in.
  • Original Newspaper Full Page in which Notice regarding change of Surname has been published.
  • Two exact copies of the Notice as published in Newspaper to be typewritten or handwritten on plain paper with full signature of the applicant in new Name.

N.B:-

(i) The applicant has to mention in his/her application the intention to publish the notice in odisha Gazette/ Extraordinary odisha Gazette
(ii) For minor candidates, either of the parents can make the application.
(iii) News paper publication should be made after execution of Deed Changing Surname/ Affidavit.

Documents Required for Change of Partnership of Registered Firms/Companies and Publication of Notice in odisha Gazette/Extra Ordinary odisha Gazette

  • Attested copy of Registered/Notarised deed of partnership of the firm/company
  • Attested copy of the IGR registration certificate
  • Attested copy of the Registered/Notarised subsequent deed of partnership showing the change.
  • Attested copy of relevant documents as per terms of the deed for cause of change of partnership etc.
  • Original Newspaper Full Page in which Notice regarding change of partnership has been published.
  • Two exact copies of the Notice as published in Newspaper to be typewritten or handwritten on plain paper /letter head with full signature of the applicant with seal.