What are the functions of the Desk Officer in the Secretariat of a Ministry / Department?

  • He disposes of as many cases as possible at his own level subject to overall responsibility of the Under Secretary / Director / DS
  • He examines and submits cases independently to the next higher officer and also signs orders, financial sanctions and affirm affidavits in courts
  • He has the power of decision making as that of a Director / Deputy Director
  • He holds charge of a Secretariat division and monitors efficient and expeditious disposal of cases

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He examines and submits cases independently to the next higher officer and also signs orders, financial sanctions and affirm affidavits in courts.
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