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Orissa Public Service Commissions (OPSC)

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
Overview

The Orissa Public Service Commission was established nearly five decades back - on April 1, 1949 as a result of the former Bihar and Orissa Joint Public Service Commission. The commission is mainly entrusted with the work of short listing and recruiting candidates to the various services of the Orissa Government.

It commenced its function with just three members including a chairman. Over the years, the commission has not only gained experienced in the selection of candidates to the various posts but has also strengthen its team from three to six. The commissionÂ’s all activities are carried out from its office at Cuttack. The Commission comprises of a Chairman and five other Members to look after its various functions and activities.

Functions

The Commission undertakes following four activities :

1. Advises framing of recruitment rules and its amendments with regard to the recruitment and conditions of service of Group 'B' posts/services carrying scale of pay of Rs. 6500-200-10,500/- and above and Group 'A' posts/services.
2. Advises punishment proposed by the disciplinary authority in finalisation of departmental proceedings under the Orissa Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1962 read with Rule 7 of the Orissa Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1992.
3. Advises matters relating to promotion of officers and fixation of inter seniority etc., with regard to officers of Group 'B' carrying pay scale of Rs. 6500-200-10,500/- and above and all Group 'A' officers.
 4. Recruitment of candidates to different posts/services belonging to Group 'B' and above under the State Government.
  1. Through competitive examination and viva voce test as prescribed in the concerned recruitment rules; and
  2. Through viva voce test only.
Eligibility Criteria

Age :
  1. Candidates shall be less than thirty-two years and more than twenty-one years of age on the 1st August of the year in which applications are invited,
  2. Where applications have not been invited by the commission during any particular year to fill up the vacancies of that year, the applicants who would have been eligible during that year for the examination shall be eligible to compete for that particular examination, whenever conducted in future.
  3. The maximum age-limit relaxation for the candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe is five years.
  4. The upper age-limit for candidates belonging to back ward classes is relaxed by three years.
  5. The upper age-limit in case of women candidates is also relaxed by five years.
  6. The upper age-limit in case of candidates, who are Ex-Servicemen, is relaxed in accordance with the Orissa Ex-Servicemen (Recruitment to State Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1985.
Educational Qualification :
  1. A BachelorÂ’s Degree from a central or state University.
  2. Educational Institution established by an act of Parliament or deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
  3. A foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.
Scheme and Subject
  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination

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