Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday handed over the appointment letters to as many as 102 successful candidates of Odisha Civil Services Examination- 2017 at an orientation programme here.
The 102 newly recruited officers include 42 women, 13 from socially economically backward class (SEBC) category, 21 from SC and 22 from ST category and four (PwD) persons with disability candidates.
Advising the young officials to solve people’s problems with patience and compassion, Patnaik 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.
Recruitment under Odisha Civil Services Examination (OCSE), 2017 was taken up through OPSC’s advertisement on November 27, 2017 for 106 vacancies in different services – 36 OAS, nine OPS, 24 OFS, three OCS, 20 ORS and 14 OT&AS.
Preliminary examination was held on February 18, 2018 and the main written examination was conducted between June 25 and July 18, 2018. Personality test was conducted from December 1 and 10 and the result of 106 successful candidates was published on December 24.
However, four candidates skipped the medical examination despite repeated reminders. Therefore, 102 candidates were finally selected for appointment.
The newly recruited officers will now be posted in different cadres like Odisha Police Service (OPS), Odisha Finance Service (OFS), Odisha Cooperative Service (OCS), Odisha Revenue Service (ORS) and Odisha Treasury & Accounts Service (OT&AS).