Vikash Sharma

In a move to save time of applicants and streamline the recruitment processes, the Odisha government has decided to conduct Combined Graduate Level Recruitment (CGL) Examination instead of multiple examinations conducted by Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC).

This was one of the key proposals that got the Odisha Cabinet nod on Friday. As per the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), this will not only save the time of applicants and Government, it will be crucial in reducing the examination related expenditure as well.

This Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Examination will put an end to the existing practice as the candidate has to exercise the post or service for which he or she wishes to be considered in order of his or her preference as mentioned in the application.

“It is therefore proposed to frame the Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Examination for Group-B and Group-C of different State Cadre Posts or Services Rules, 2022 which shall have overriding effect on all the Recruitment Rules or Regulations or Orders or Instructions issued by Administrative Department/Heads of Departments so far as regulating the process of recruitment to the posts and services under the State Government,” an official statement read.

Apart from this, the State government has also restructured the Odisha Secretariat Service (OSS) Cadre. The State Government has enhanced the cadre strength of OSS Cadre at Group-A level by way of creation of 120 Group-A posts in lieu of abolition of 94 posts at base level.

The Odisha government on Friday also effected major amendments to the Odisha Civil Services Examinations conducted by Odisha Public Services Commission.