CM directs to augment recruitment process for filling up vacant posts

Bhubaneswar, May 28: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered the authorities to expedite the recruitment process for filling up the vacant posts in various departments of the state government.

Chairing a review meeting at state secretariat yesterday, Patnaik asked the officials to take proactive steps to resolve the challenges to meet the goal. He also directed the chief secretary GC Pati to take steps for filling up the posts at district level by discussing with the district collectors through video conferencing before the next review meeting.

There are over 40,000 vacancies in different departments of the state government. The meeting revealed that around 8,246 posts have been filled up out of 24,388 vacant posts in the School and Mass Education department, 2,232 posts out of 6,260 vacancies in Health department have been filled up and out of 11,093 vacant posts in the SC & ST department 3,443 posts have been filled up.

Recently, the OPSC had issued a notification for filling up 682 Group A, 518 Group B and 232 Group C posts.

Similarly, the OSSC has filled up  1,102 posts in Group B and Group C so far. The process is underway for filling up another 2,632 posts.

The process has begun by the OPSC for filling up 103 posts in Group A, 643 in Group B and 2208 in Group C.

The CM also advised the officials to take suggestion from the Advocate General to sort out the cases related to the employment which are the matter of subjudice.

The meeting was attended by the chief secretary and other senior officials of the OPSC, OSSC, and departments.

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