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OPSC's New Web Portal To Streamline Recruitment Process

05 February 2020

Bikash Sharma

Cuttack: The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) in collaboration with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has launched a major automation process to enhance transparency and accountability in the recruitment system.

The new OPSC content-rich responsive web portal - www.opsc.gov.in - supporting "Comprehensive Selection Management System (CSMS)" will upgrade the existing application management system and will provide a platform to link all the examination conducting authorities with the OPSC to ensure seamless flow and exchange of information, queries, compliance and grievances.

This technological initiative taken by the Commission is expected to reduce the entire recruitment process time to a great extent and shall enhance the transparency, accountability and delivery time substantially. It has inbuilt audit and scrutiny system to ensure robustness and lack of interference from other agencies.

CSMS facilitates the job aspirants of the State to register their interest to apply for various posts in Odisha Government. A unique Permanent Public Service Account Number (PPSAN) is assigned to an applicant on first time registration for a post and his personal data is stored for making subsequent applications for other posts advertised by the Commission.

It shall help the Commission to accomplish all recruitment related activities starting from receiving online requisitions from the Government departments, advertisement management, receiving online applications from job aspirants, scrutiny of received applications, online question bank management, examination centres and logistics management, evaluation management including enrolment and selection of examiners, assessment of answer scripts, online document verification and publication of Merit & Select Lists and recommending successful candidates to the Requisitioning/Appointing Departments for appointment.

The initiative is unique in the country and the OPSC is among the foremost Public Service Commissions to have introduced high technological platforms for its laid down functions. The Commission will in the near future implement a Mobile App to provide many important CSMS functionalities to the stakeholders on the move. Further, more automated systems supporting promotion and disciplinary concurrence and public grievances are in an advanced stage of completion and would be implemented very soon.