What are the advantages of the Amalgamation Device? Enumerate the features of the Second Model of Amalgamation Device.
The amalgamation device proposes to merge the office of Executive Department in the Secretariat. As opposed to traditional system of separation of work between the Secretariat and Non-secretariat organizations, this device favors to merge the office of Heads of Departments with the State Secretariat. It is argued that as the roles of the two agencies overlap, their merger would be quite apt and logical. The merger of both the wings has been recommended by two state-level ARCs also.
As the ARCs have pointed out, there are many advantages of the merger. It will pave the way of adequate interaction between the policy-making and policy implementing agencies. The merger will expedite the sanction and execution of schemes and facilitates their periodic reviews. On the one hand, it. will eliminate duplication, cuts and delays and on the other hand, encourages specialization. It will not only save human and financial resources but also improve the quality of performance
The second model of amalgamation is just the other way round of the amalgamation device. While the amalgamation device proposes to merge the office of Executive Department in the Secretariat, second model of amalgamation suggests to place the Secretariat Department in the Executive Department. hi this case both the Ministry and the Executive Department have a common office. This common office, under the control of the Executive Department, has common clerical staff and common files.
A distinguishing feature of this model of amalgamation is that a common office serves both, the officers of the Secretariat and the officers of the Executive Department. All noting on the files is done by senior officers, the Under Secretary or the officers above his rank. This arrangement; while effecting considerable savings in human and financial resources, also ensures speedy disposal of cases.