Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
Objective/ Purpose of the Public Authority:
The Odisha Staff Selection Commission, Bhubaneswar constituted vide Notification No.25673/Gen. Dt.23.11.1993 with the objective of selecting candidates through direct recruitment for different State cadre Class-III Posts/Services included under Schedule-I of Odisha Staff Selection Commission Rules, 1993 as amended from time to time.
Mission/ Vision of the Public Authority:
The mission of the Commission is efficient management, impartiality and transparency in the recruitment examinations to take up various State cadre Class-III posts.
Brief History of the Public Authority and Context of its Formation:
To have an uniform recruitment policy for all state cadre Class-III posts/Services, the Government have constituted the Odisha Staff Selection Commission in exercising the provision of Article-309 of the Constitution of India vide Notification No.25673/Gen. dt.23.11.1993. The Commission started functioning from 19.01.1994.
Address of the Office:
The address of the Office is "Odisha Staff Selection Commission, Barrack No.1, Unit-V, Bhubaneswar, Pin-7510054. There is no sub-ordinate office.
Duties of the Public Authority:
The duty of the Commission is to see that basing on the requisitions received from the Departments of Govt. and Heads of Departments the advertisements for selection to different posts and services are widely published in local dailies for information of all aspiring candidates and the recruitment examination and selection procedures are completed within a time frame in a smooth and fair manner as per prescribed rules and regulation.
Main Activities of Odisha Staff Selection Commission:
The main activity of this Commission is to recruit meritorious and efficient manpower to cater the needs of the Government for different jobs in different departments of Government /Heads of Department.
The appointing authorities both from departments of Government and Heads of Departments place requisition with the Commission indicating the category wise vacancy position in different posts. On receipt of the requisition the Commission floats advertisements in leading Oriya dailies inviting applications from eligible candidates in the prescribed OMR forms. The OMR forms are made available in the Office of the ADMs/Sub-Collectors for the intending candidates. The candidates are allowed at least one month time to submit their application with the Commission. After receipt of the applications they are scanned by computer through process of automation to ensure accuracy and save delay. When the applications are large in numbers, the Commission conducts preliminary examination before the main written examination which is of qualifying nature. The qualified candidates in the Preliminary examination appear at the main written examination.
The written examination, both Preliminary and main are conducted by the Commission under the direct supervision of ADMs/Sub-Collectors. The Commission also conducts physical test, technical test and trade test for different categories of posts.
The syllabus and plan of examination are determined by the Commission in consultation with the concerned requisitioning authority. After the written examination is over, a short list normally three times the number of vacancies is drawn and the candidates within the zone of consideration are intimated to appear the viva-voce test on the dates fixed for the purpose. Verification of the original certificates is mandatory before the viva-voce.
The viva-voce test is conducted except for a few posts by the Commission. Basing on the total marks obtained in the main written examination and viva-voce test and weightage marks wherever applicable, the final select list is prepared and notified. The select list and the bio-data of the candidates selected are sent to the concerned requisitioning authority for appointment.