Odisha abolishes Contractual Recruitment system; Over 57K employees to be regularised 


Bhubaneswar, October 15: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced abolition of contractual system of recruitment permanently.

“Today, I am delighted to announce that the State Cabinet has decided to abolish the contractual system of recruitment permanently. The notification will come out tomorrow. More than 57,000 employees will be benefited. The Government will spend approximately Rs 1,300 crore per annum,” said Patnaik in a video message after the Cabinet meeting chaired by him.

Patnaik said, “Even today, there are no regular recruitments in many states and they are still continuing with the contractual recruitment system. But in Odisha, the era of contractual recruitment has come to an end. I was waiting for this for this moment.”

“The contractual recruitment system started in 2013. It was, too, a difficult decision for me. Now our economy has improved significantly. Odisha has created a new identity for itself in the field of development in the country. Last year, we substituted the contractual recruitment posts with initial appointee,” added Patnaik.

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