OPSC now to recruit teaching staff for varsities in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After amendment to the Odisha Universities Act, 1989, Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) will now recruit teaching staff for universities in Odisha, informed State higher education department.

In a letter to the OPSC Chairman Brigadier Laxmi Charan Patnaik, Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra said that Odisha Government has made changes in the recruitment process to fill up posts like Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor  in the universities.

Following the newly amended law, all the teaching posts in the varsities will be recruited by the OPSC, he mentioned in the letter asking the recruiting body to discuss with the State Higher Education Department in this regard.

Besides, the Department informed the OPSC authority about repeal of Ravenshaw University Act, 2005 in the State.

It is worth to be mentioned that Odisha Government has recently amended the Odisha Universities Act, 1989. With the move, the government will recruit teaching and hona teaching employees in universities by the OPSC and State Selection Board respectively.

The State Cabinet has also repealed the Ravenshaw University Act to bring all universities under one Act.

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