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Solve People’s Problems With Patience & Compassion: Odisha CM To New State Cadre Civil Servants


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21 June 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: Gracing the "The Orientation Programme For The Newly Recruited Civil Servants under OCSE-2017" at Jaydev Bhawan here today as well as presenting appointment letters, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik advised them to solve people’s problems with patience and compassion.

He also simultaneously stressed on serving both the State and its people with utmost dedication by observing religiously his 5Ts (Technology, Transparency, Teamwork, Transformation and Time) mantra of good governance.

The Chief Minister instructed the newly-recruited 102 State Cadre Civil Servants to keep in direct touch with the people and take decision for their welfare.

In this context, the Chief Minister reminded that this requires utmost patience and compassion.     

The Chief Minister underlined that his government is of the people. People’s welfare is the main focus of his government’s development programmes being implemented.

Apprising them of his 5Ts mantra, the Chief Minister hoped that these new officers could deliver their services successfully following which the people’s expectations could be met.

As per a press note, recruitment of the officers for Odisha Police Service (OPS), Odisha Finance Service (OFS), Odisha Cooperative Service (OCS), Odisha Revenue Service (ORS) and Odisha Treasury & Accounts Service (OT&AS) cadre is conducted through the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) under Government orders, on the requisition of the Departments administering the respective Services.”

“This is being regularly done each year since 2015 without deviation,” it claimed.

The press note added, “Recruitment under Odisha Civil Services Examination (OCSE), 2017 was taken up through OPSC's advertisement on 27.11.2017 for 106 vacancies, indicating vacancies of 36 posts in OAS, 09 posts in OPS, 24 in OFS, 03 posts in OCS, 20 posts in ORS and 14 posts in OT&AS.”

While Preliminary examination was held on 18.02.2018 and the Main Written Examination was conducted from 25.06.2018 to 18.07.2018, Personality Test was conducted from 01.12.2018 to 10.12.2018 and the result of 106 successful candidates was made over by the OPSC to the GA & PG Department vide Letter No. 10263 Dt. 24.12.2018.

After obtaining Government orders, the medical examination of the candidates was scheduled to 25.02.2019 through a Special Medical Board duly constituted by the Health & RN Department including two co-opted Members from the BPSPA (Home Department), wherein 102 candidates appeared.

The four other candidates didn't appear despite second chance on 10.04.2019. Therefore, 102 candidates were finally selected for appointment.

These 102 newly recruited Officers under OCSE-2017 include 42 women, 13 SEBC, 21 SC & 22 ST and four numbers of PwD candidates.

The newly recruited Officers shall be undergoing induction training in the respective Departmental Training Academy, i.e. Gopabandhu Academy of Administration & Madhusudan Das Regional Academy of Financial Management before appointment against vacant posts, elucidated the press note.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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Ayusi Mohaptara, Civil Servant