EMPLOYEES

EMPLOYEES LIST OF PHO-COCHIN

Sl. No.

Name of the Post

 Group

 Scale of Pay

 Sanctioned

In position

Vacant Post, since

1

Port Health Officer, Cochin

A

PB-4    `37,400-`67,000+`10000

1

1

Nil

2

Dy.Port Health Officer

A

PB-4    `37,400-`67,000+`8,700

1

1

Nil

3

Airport Health Officer

A

PB-3    `15,600-`39,100+`7,600

1

1

Nil

4

Sanitary Inspector

B

PB-2    `9,300-`34,800+`4,200

1

Nil

1*

(27.12.2008)

5

U.D.C.

C

PB-2    `9,300-`34,800+`4,200

1

Nil

1*

(30.06.2015)

6

L.D.C.

C

PB-2    `9,300-`34,800+`4,200

2

1

1*

(31.01.2013)

7

Peon

D

PB-1    `5,200-`20,200+`1,800

2

Nil

2*

8

Field Worker

D

PB-1    `5,200-`20,200+`1,800

2

1

1*

(31.03.2005)

9

Rat catcher

D

PB-1    `5,200-`20,200+`1,800

1

Nil

1*

(01.082006)

10

Chowkidar

D

PB-1    `5,200-`20,200+`1,800

2

1

1*

(28.11.2003)

11

Safaiwala

D

PB-1    `5,200-`20,200+`1,800

1

Nil

1*

(01.07.2004)

 

* Following posts have been filled up by contractual staffs.

 

POWERS AND DUTIES OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

  1. Designation : PORT HEALTH OFFICER : Powers:

Administrative :

* Head of the office with statutory and administrative powers delegated by Head of Deptt.
* Appointing and Disciplinary Authority for certain Group C and all Group D posts
* Controlling Officer for all non-gazetted staff.

Financial :

* Drawing and Disbursing Officer for the establishment.
* Statutory powers delegated under Delegation of Financial Powers Rules, 1978
* Other Financial Powers delegated by Head of Deptt.

Others

* A regulatory authority established under the Indian Ports Act, 1908 as ‘Health Officer of Port’ with the following powers:

– with respect to any vessel, the powers conferred on a Shipping-Master by the Indian Merchant Shipping Act, 1859 (1 to
1859), section 71;
– Power to enter on board any vessel and medically examine all or any of the seaman or apprentices on board  the
vessel;
– Power to require and enforce the production of the log-book and other books, papers or documents which he thinks
necessary for the purpose of enquiring into the health and medical condition of the persons on board the vessel;
– Power to call before him and question for any such purpose all or any of those persons and to require true answers to
any questions which he thinks fit to ask;
– Power to require any person questioned to make and subscribe a declaration of the truth of the statements made by
him.
* under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and The Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955, the Port
Health Officer functions as Local Authority and Local (Health) Authority for Local Area of Port Jurisdiction. The Local
Authority appoints the ‘Licensing Authority’.

Duties

* Medical examination, isolation and care of infected persons on international travel.
* Onboard sanitary inspection, disinfection and disinsectiong of ships.
* Supervision of active anti-mosquito measures in Port and Port premises.
* Collection and examination of rodents for plague infection.
* Assisting Customs in analysing and clearing imported food samples.
* Verification and issue of Health Documents

  1. Designation : Health Inspector :

Powers : Subordinate Staff : No independent powers

Duties

* Assisting Port Health Officer during onboard inspection of ships, and fumigation of infected or suspected ships arriving
from Yellow Fever infected area.
* Periodical sanitary supervision for keeping the port premises and port area free from mosquitoes in their larval and adult
stages.
* Inspection of catering establishments in Port Area as a Food Inspector
* Supervision of Group C and Group D Staff deputed for Field Work.

  1. Designation : U.D.C :

Powers : Subordinate Staff : No independent Powers.

Duties

* A ministerial dealing assistant for works related to house keeping anf clerical work involved in substantive functions.

  1. Designation : Peon :

Powers : Subordinate Staff : No independent Powers.

Duties

* A non-ministerial supporting staff in the office to assist higher officials in their official duties without prejudice to
individual’s dignity.