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Civil Services Exam: Truck Driver’s Son Cracks OAS Exam

Adversities bring the best out of us and the success that follows, feels all the more worth. In one such inspiring tale, a truck driver’s son in Jajpur district cracked the Odisha Civil Services examinations this year.

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220 New OAS Posts To Be Created In Odisha, State Cabinet Restructures Odisha Administrative Service Cadre

The Odisha Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced creation of 220 new OAS posts in the state. The Chief Minister approved 11 different proposals including restructuring of the OAS Cadre.

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Odisha Civil Services Exam: OPSC Releases Notification, Application Process To Begin From Jan 12

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has released an official notification inviting applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to the posts and services under the Odisha Civil Services (Group-A and Group-B). The registration process for the civil services exam would begin on January 12, 2021, and the link for registration and payment of examination […]

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6 New IAS Officers Allotted To Odisha Cadre This Year: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Only six new Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers have been allotted to Odisha cadre this year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Monday. The chief minister said this in a written reply to a question in the Assembly. Patnaik said to run the administration the state government has promoted many senior Odisha Administrative Service […]

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Odisha Govt Effects Reshuffle In OAS Cadre

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday effected a bureaucratic rejig in the senior Odisha Administrative Officer (OAS) cadre transferring as many as seven officials. The State government has appointed senior OAS officer Sarat Chandra Mishra as Special Secretary of Labour and ESI department and Banani Mohanty as Additional Secretary of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment department. OAS […]

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Opposition Questions State govt’s ‘Zero Tolerance Towards Graft’

Bhubaneswar: Following Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s decision to dismiss 15 government employees for alleged involvement in graft cases, both BJP and Congress today questioned the State government’s inaction against 11 IAS and 227 OAS officers with corruption charges. The Opposition said the State government’s ‘zero tolerance towards corruption’ policy is only an eyewash as it […]

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Girls shine in Odisha Civil Services Exam 2017 as OPSC announces results

Bhubaneswar: Female candidates made it to the top three positions of Odisha Civil Services Examination 2017, the the results of which were declared by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) on Wednesday. While Ayushi Mahapatra has topped the OCS Examination, Sanjita Mohapatra and Poonam Mahapatra have secured the second and third rank respectively. Pravati Jhodia […]

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Keonjhar OAS officers launch protest over thrashing of BDO

Keonjhar: The members of Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officers’ association in Keonjhar district today wore black badges to work protesting thrashing of Harichandanpur BDO a couple of days back. Demanding arrest of persons who thrashed BDO Bijay Sethi and seeking security for OAS officers, the members of the association launched their strike today. The protestors […]

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CM Naveen's 3Ds mantra for new civil service recruits

Bhubaneswar: Urging the newly-recruited civil servants to come forward and live up to the responsibilities, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said it is essential to maintain people’s confidence and faith on public service delivery system and it can be achieved through ‘determination, dedication and devotion’ – 3Ds. Congratulating the newly recruited-candidates, Naveen urged them to provide […]

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OAS suspension: SAT serves show-cause notice to Odisha government

Bhubaneswar: The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on Friday issued a notice to Odisha government in connection with the suspension of Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officer Deba Prasad Dash. In an order, the SAT sought for the disciplinary file which resulted in the suspension of Dash as a part of the departmental disciplinary action. Dash who […]

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Storm in a tea cup! Do Babus need to be schooled in resilience?

By Kasturi Ray Our bureaucrats seemed disturbed, worried and a harried lot. They felt threatened after what Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said to one of the senior officers at the NIC event on Monday. So much so that in a show of strength they gathered at the Secretariat the next day to apprise the Chief Minister. […]

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Senior OAS officer Deba Prasad Dash suspended

Bhubaneswar: The State government on Monday put senior Odisha Administrative Officer (OAS) Deba Prasad Dash under suspension as a part of departmental disciplinary action. Dash has been asked by the General Administration (GA) department to stay in his headquarters, Cuttack, during the period of suspension. Without the permission of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central, Dash […]

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CM, bureaucrats condemn attack on Pandian’s residence

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik strongly condemned the attack on the official residence of his private secretary V. Karthikeyan Pandian by BJP activists in Bhubaneswar today. “It’s an absolutely shocking incident particularly as some members of a national party have agreed that they took part in it. It’s truly shocking,” Patnaik said while responding to […]

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BREAKING! OPSC OAS 2017-18 exam dates released; Tap Here for Details

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Public Service Commission has decided to conduct the Odisha Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination- 2017 on February 18, 2018 in five zones, i.e. Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur. As per the notification issued by OPSC, the duration of Paper-I and Paper-II will be of two hours each. While Paper-I will be from […]

Against all odds! Blind OAS officer makes an impression

Puri: Sanyasi Behera of Puri district had never thought that his life would turn out this way as he became the first 100% visually-impaired person from the state to join the elite Odisha Administrative service (OAS). Despite all odds and after a prolonged legal battle, Sanyasi cracked the civil service examination conducted by the Odisha […]

Odisha increases OAS, OFS-cadre posts

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal to increase the number of posts in Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) and Odisha Finance Service (OFS) cadres. While OAS posts have been increased from 1,550 to 1,700, the number of OFS posts have increased from 723 to 800, informed Chief Secretary, Aditya Prasad Padhi. The Cabinet […]

Odisha effects minor reshuffle in bureaucracy

Bhubaneswar: In a minor reshuffle, Odisha government today appointed Nirmal Chandra Mishra as the new collector of Khurda. Mishra was earlier serving as the collector and district magistrate of Cuttack. Additional secretary of Home department, Susant Mohapatra, will take over as the collector of Cuttack. Similarly, Madhab Chandra Bariha, Secretary to RDC (North Zone) has […]

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Obscene video sent to OAS: PMO directs state government to initiate probe against IAS

Bhubaneswar: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has written to the Chief Secretary to initiate probe into the 2015 incident of an IAS officer allegedly sending obscene videos to a woman OAS officer. The OAS officer had recorded her statement before the Odisha State Commission for Women on July 10. As per the letter from PMO, […]

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Still being harassed by senior IAS officer: Lady OAS officer

Bhubaneswar: The female OAS officer who had brought allegations against a senior OAS officer, now promoted to IAS, of sending obscene videos and photos on personal chat, has today recorded her statement with chairperson of Odisha State Commission for Women. She has also reported before the Commission that she and her children are being mentally […]

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Odisha IAS sending obscene video to female colleague: PMO intervened!

Bhubaneswar: The incident of an IAS official sending obscene texts and videos to a female OAS officer that shook the third floor of the Secretariat is again hitting the headlines after the intervention of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) into the matter. The PMO has sent a letter to the Chief Secretary of the State […]

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Odia IAS qualifiers share success tips

Bhubaneswar: Serving people is on top of the list for Suman Sourav Mohanty and Avishyant Panda, the two Odias who have made it to the top 100 of the civil service exams. The future administrators have plans to work for the people of the state. Similarly, tribal youth Sunanda Jhoria who cracked the exams, dreams […]

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Odisha govt effects major reshuffle of OAS officers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha govt today effected a major reshuffle in OAS officers level appointing senior officer Rudra Prasana Sahu as joint secretary of Board of Revenue and Saroj Patel as joint secretary of Panchayatiraj department. Similarly, Manoj Padhi was posted as the deputy secretary of Sports and Youth Affairs department. Judhistir Nayak became Additional District Magistrate […]

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Inspiring story of blind man who cracked OCS exam

Bhubaneswar: Sanyas Behera, a 42-year-old blind man from city here has set an example for all after he cracked the Odisha Civil Service (OCS) 2015 examinations, the premier entrance for recruitment into OAS, state’s top administrative cadre. Braving all odds, Sanyas finally came out as a winner by clearing the examinations in his very first and […]

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Attack on Tehsildar: Minister Bijayshree gives clean chit to Begunia MLA

Bhubaneswar: Muddling the controversy regarding assault of the Begunia MLA on the local Tehsildar further, the State Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray today said Prasant Jagdev did not throw the lantern aiming at OAS officer Niharika Nayak and the issue is not a serious one. Talking to newsmen here, Routray stated, “When the legislator came to […]

Minor reshuffle in senior OAS cadre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today effected minor reshuffle in the senior Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) cadre. According to a General Administration notification, Debendra Prasad Das and Ranjan Kumar Das have been posted as collector of Kendrapada  and Jajpur respectively. Apart from this, Hemant Kumar Padhi is the new director, Panchayati Raj while Debaraj Senapati will […]