28 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) department of Odisha has asked the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) to fill up 3278 posts of Medical Officers (Assistant Surgeons) lying vacant in different categories.
H&FW Secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda in a letter to the Special Secretary of OPSC has stated that after creation of 2000 posts of Leave Training Reserve Medical Officer (LTRMO) in the rank of Group-A (Junior Branch) of Odisha Medical & Health Services (OMHS) Cadre, 3278 posts of Medical Officers (Assistant Surgeons) in the same rank are lying vacant.
While giving the details of category wise break up of vacancies along with percentage of reservation, Meherda also gave the clarification of the vacancies as listed below.
a.) As regards the UR category, it is clarified that total sanctioned strength of doctors in Group —A (JB) is 5683. As per ORV Act, UR category is 50% i.e 2842. But 1484 doctors in Group-A(JB) are in the Cadre. Hence, 2842-1484= 1358 posts are lying vacant.
b.) As regards the SEBC category, as per ORV Act, SEBC category is 11.25% i.e 639. But 503 doctors in Group-A (JB) are in position. Hence, 639-503= 136 posts are lying vacant.
c.) As regards the SC category, as per ORV Act, SC category is 16.25% i.e 923. But 214 doctors in Group-A (JB) are in position. Hence, 923-214= 709 posts are lying vacant.
d.) As regards the ST category, as per ORV Act, ST category is 22.50% i.e 1279. But 204 doctors in Group-A(JB) are in position. Hence, 1279-204= 1075 posts are lying vacant.
Meherda stated that the above vacancies are required to be filled up on regular basis on the recommendation of the OPSC as per the provisions of Odisha Medical & Health Services Rule, 2017 for regulation of the recruitment to the said posts.
He urged the OPSC Special Secretary to place the matter before the Commission to conduct necessary recruitment test and communicate their recommendation in the matter for appointment of Medical Officers (Assistant Surgeons) on regular basis against the aforesaid vacancies.