Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission (OSSSC) will soon invite online applications from eligible candidates for recruitment of 234 vacant posts of Vital Statistics Assistant by way of Direct Recruitment. 

The Health and Family Welfare department has stated that the proposal for recruitment of 234 vacant posts of Vital Statistics Assistant by way of Direct Recruitment has been approved following the recommendation of the Empowered Committee Meeting held on August 29, 2023.

The department has directed the Health Intelligence & Vital Statistics Service Director to file the requisition for 234 vacant posts of Vital Statistics Assistant with OSSSC following the reservation principle for early recruitment.

It can be noted here that the state government has recently approved the framing of the Odisha Health Intelligence & Vital Statistics Service (Method of recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2023 for the recruitment of Vital Statistics Assistant. 

Earlier, there was the Cadre Rule of Odisha Vital Statistics Clerk Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2015 in which there were fewer promotional avenues and a lack of clarity in the method of recruitment. 

In order to make the rule more specific, the cadre has been restructured with new nomenclatures of the posts. In the new rules, the detailed modalities of the recruitment procedure to be followed up have been prescribed for written examination for the base level post i.e., Vital Statistics Assistant. 

Similarly, the entry age limit for the base level post has been modified from 18 years to 21 years and the qualification has been modified from +2 with knowledge in computer application to Graduation with mathematics or Statistics from the recognized University or its equivalent examination with proficient knowledge in computer application (DCA). 

The promotional criteria as well as the constitution of the Departmental Promotion Committee has been revised in the Odisha Health Intelligence & Vital Statistics Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2023. 

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