The state general administration department has issued an order in this regard, which will soon be published in the Odisha Gazette. The provisions of OCS, Combined Competitive Recruitment Examination (CCRE) Rules, 1991 will be revised accordingly.
Following the move of the state government, many aspirants failed to appear in the OCSE, 2019, in which the preliminary examination was held on March 15, 2020.
The principal secretary of the GA department, Sanjeev Chopra, said, “The state government has received some OSCE candidates from the OCSE, 2020 to allow some opportunities.”
Official sources said that a total of 44,636 candidates applied for OCSE, 2019, only 25,780 candidates appeared for the preliminary examinations, of which 57 percent were.
“As the state government declared Kovid-19 a state disaster on 13 March, many meritorious students from rural areas could not appear in the preliminary examinations on 15 March. Those who were not visible due to Kovid-19 fear. “An aspirant,” said Kalpataru Biswal.
Biswal said that those who passed the preliminary examination could not prepare well for the main examination because the lockdown and shutdown related to Kovid because libraries, colleges, universities and coaching institutes were closed.
“While we had urged the state government to allow two more compensatory efforts for unhappy candidates to compete in the OCSEs – 2020 and 2021, the state government has allowed one attempt. We welcomed the decision, ”said Bijay Kumar Lenka, another aspirant.
As the Odisha Public Service Commission is likely to release advertisements for the Odisha Civil Service, (CCRE), 2020, recently, candidates had submitted memorandums to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathi, OPSC officials and several ministers .
The upper age limit for displaying OCS (CCRE) in Odisha has been set at 32 years for unreserved candidates, candidates have appealed to the state government to increase the upper age limit to 42 years, as done by many states of Andhra has gone. Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana.
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