Bhubaneswar: In order to streamline the recruitment process and complete the recruitment examinations in a reasonable time period, the state Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved a proposal to conduct a Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Examination in Odisha.
Earlier, the Odisha Staff Selection Commission was conducting multiple examinations to recruit eligible candidates to various posts.
“The state Cabinet has approved a proposal to frame the Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Examination for Group-B and Group-C of different State Cadre Posts or Services Rules, 2022. This will save valuable time for the applicants and reduce examination related expenditure,” said Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra.
The Cabinet gave its nod to the Food and Procurement Policy for Kharif Marketing Season 2022-23.
The Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) will commence on October 1, 2022 and conclude on September 30, 2023. The state government has fixed a target to procure 71 Lakh Metric Tonne (LMT) paddy during the period.
The Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the common variety of paddy has been fixed at Rs 2,040 per quintal. The MSP for Grade-A variety would be Rs 2,060 per quintal.
Besides, the Cabinet approved a proposal for restructuring of the Odisha Secretariat Service (OSS) Cadre. The state government has enhanced the strength of OSS Cadre at Group-A level by creating 120 posts in lieu of abolition of 94 posts at the base level.
Similarly, a proposal for restructuring of Odisha Secretariat Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant/Private Secretary Services Cadre got the Cabinet nod.
The state Cabinet also approved a proposal for the merger of Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (OMECL) with Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC).
“The merger will expedite the exploration of new mineral blocks. As a result, more mineral blocks will be available for auction. This will fetch more revenue for the state government,” said the Chief Secretary.
This apart, the Cabinet approved a proposal for formation of the Composite Directorate of Mines and Geology by merging the Directorate of Mines and Directorate of Geology, added the Chief Secretary.