Odisha govt jobs: Filling up of vacant posts to continue

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha Government announced that there shall be a complete ban on creation of new posts for state government jobs, the Finance Department today issued a clarification in this regard.

As per the clarification, the process for filling up of vacant posts will continue as usual. This apart, all ongoing recruitment process of the government will go on.

The restriction is only on the creation of new posts, it said.

The Odisha Government had yesterday announced austerity measures for all its departments, aided institutions, cooperatives and autonomous organizations in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There shall be a complete ban on creation of new posts except for Health & Family Welfare Department. There shall be automatic abolition of redundant posts which have remained vacant for more than 5 years. New engagement of consultants, outsourcing and engagement of retired government employees shall be restricted,” official notification of the government said.

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