1. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT
The OSAP 7th Battalion was created vide Govt. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar Order No- OMP- 74-75/355/P dated 04.01.75 and became operational on 03.02.1975 with its temporary location at laxmisagar, Bhubaneswar.
After completion of the construction work, the Battalion. has shifted to the present location of Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar. As per State Govt. Notification No. 60909/D&A Bhubaneswar Dt. 28.12.07 the Battalion has been placed under the administrative center of Commissionerate, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack.
Sri M.S. Alam OPS. Dy. Commandant took over charge of the Bn on 03.02.1975. Since then 45 Commandants have been posted at different times in this Bn.
Sri R.N. Panda, OPS (I), Dy.Commissioner of Police (Armed), OSAP 7th Bn, Bhubaneswar took over charge of the Bn. on 29.11.2009. Initially the Battalion started functioning with 4 companies. Subsequently the strength has been enhanced and presently there are 6 service companies and one Hqr. Company.
2. SANCTIONED STRENGTH OF THE BATTALION
The battalion has a sanction strength of 1245 personnel including signal, recreation, menial, hospital and ministerial staff.
3. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF COMMANDANT AND OTHER OFFICERS
As per chapter II of the Draft OMP Manual, the duties of the DCP(Armed) are as follows:-
The DCP(Armed) is responsible for all matters concerning the internal economy and management of the OSAP Bn, its efficiency, discipline and proper performance of all allotted duties. It is the duty of the DCP(Armed) to gain the confidence of his subordinates, give them due credit for good work and a fair hearing.
Addl.DCP(Armed) of the Bn is mainly functioning as the Accounts officer of the Bn. He is also functioning as the Drawing and disbursing officer. The Dy. Commandant also assists the Commandant in all administrative matters.
Posts of ACP(Armed) have been created with a vision to manage the day to day work of the Q.M. section, Adjutant section of the Bn. and the work of the service companies. They remain in- charge as Company Commanders.
Subedars work as 2nd in command in service companies and assist the Company Commanders in company management.
4. WELFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE BATTALION
The following welfare institutions are functioning inside the Battalion premise
a. FAMILY WELFARE CENTRE : Trained tailors teach stitching to the family members of the Bn. force who also get an opportunity to earn some money by undertaking stitching work.
b. BN. RATION STORE : A ration store is functioning inside the Bn. Hqrs. with a view to providing essential commodities at reasonable rates to the family members and to the common mess of the Bn. It gets necessary financial assistance for its functioning from the welfare fund of the Bn.
c. BN. CANTEEN : One canteen is functioning inside the Bn. Premises. The force and their family members are availing the opportunities of getting the canteen products as per their requirement at a reasonable rate from this canteen.
d. BN. FLOUR MILL : A flour mill is functioning inside the Bn.to cater to the needs of the family members.