Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 28:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the department heads to expedite the processes for filling up of over 40,000 vacancies in different departments of the state government in line with the earlier decision of the government.
The Chief Minister issued the directive at a high level meeting held at the state secretariat here today.
Filling up of these vacancies is most crucial and departments should take proactive steps to remove obstacles in the filling up of these vacancies, said Patnaik.
Chief Minister directed the chief secretary to hold video conferencing with district collectors and take steps for filling up vacancies at the district level.
Since monthly reviews are being held every month in this regard Patnaik advised the chief secretary to hold reviews with the collectors prior to it.
According to facts presented at the review meeting 8,246 posts have been filled up out of 24,388 vacant posts in the School and Mass Education department and out of 6,260 vacancies in Health department 2,232 posts have been filled up. Out of 11,093 vacant posts in the SC & ST department 3,443 posts have been filled up.
Besides, the OPSC has recently published advertisements seeking applications for filling up 682 Group A, 518 Group B and 232 Group C posts in different departments.
Similarly, the Odisha Staff Selection Commission has filled up 1,102 posts in Group B and Group C. The Commission has initiated processes for filling up another 2,632 posts.
Similarly, the OPSC has begun process for filling up of 103 posts in Group A, 643 in Group B and 2208 in Group C.
The Chief Minister directed to take steps as per the advice of the Advocate General on disposal of cases pertaining to appointments which are currently subjudice.