Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha Prisons Recruitment Board (OPRB) is inviting online applications for 403 posts of jail warders (initial appointee) for five prison circles of Odisha under Home (jails) Department.

The online registration and submission of applications have started on October 14 and the closing date for the application process is November 13, 2022.

“Eligible/interested candidates should apply as per the recruitment guidelines for the concerned circle where he/she has registered his/her name in any employment exchange within the jurisdiction of the circle where recruitment is going to be conducted on or before the date of submission of application for the recruitment test,” the OPRB said in a notice.

OPRB jail warder vacancies

Baripada circle jail- 65 posts
Berhampur circle jail- 102 posts
Sambalpur circle jail- 82 posts
Koraput circle jail- 60 posts
Cuttack circle jail- 94 posts
Total- 403 posts

Educational qualification

The candidates applying for the posts must have passed Higher Secondary Examination Certificate (+2) conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha, Bhubaneswar or any other equivalent examination conducted by any other recognized Board or Council. He/she must have knowledge in computer & IT skills.


Candidates must not be less than 18 years of age and more than 25 years of age on the 1st Day of January 2022 to be eligible to apply for the post. Relaxation in the upper age limit in respect of reserve category of candidates will be given as per rules. 

Scale of pay and condition of service

The appointment will be in Group-C, Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial posts of Jail warder as Initial Appointee under rule of reservation in posts and services applicable as Circle Cadre wise for the year-2022 with Consolidated monthly remuneration of Rs.13,300/- (1st Year) as per the Government G.A Department Notification No 28621/Gen/ dated.27.10.2021 and the tenure of Initial Appointee shall be for the period of 6 Year from the date of his/her joining. Thereafter, they will be eligible to get their salary in the Scale of Pay Rs.19900/- to 63200 as per ORSP Rules,2017. 

Examination fees

All applicants are exempted from examination fees.

Last date of submission of applications

The last date of online submission of application in response to this advertisement is 23:59 hours on 13/11/2022.

How to apply

Applications, complete in all respects, must be submitted in online mode only on the application portal through the website https://prisons.odisha.gov.in.