Bhubaneswar: The recruitment process for various posts in different departments of the State should be expedited and a discussion on it held, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a review meeting on Thursday.
The state’s finance department has approved recruitment in 90,465 posts, but appointment has been made in only 46,500 posts so far. “Posting of Assistant Section Officers has been completed in the State Secretariat while recruitment of two batches of Odisha Administrative Service officers is also underway,” said Ashok Meena, Special Secretary, General Administration department. Discussion was also held on taking steps to conduct Odisha Civil Services examination every year, and to ensure quick publication of the result of this year’s OCS examination, Meena said. Ads by ZINC
To make the recruitment process transparent, Meena said, emphasis would be laid on developing the skills of newly appointed candidates during their training period.
The chief minister also asked the departments to consult the advocate general to sort out legal issues as appointment in certain posts have been affected by court cases. The government is considering to create 5,244 more posts for quicker operations in all the departments.