Bhubaneswar, August 3 (LocalWire) The number of government clerical level positions lying vacant in the state is 22% of a total sanctioned strength of 9,530 posts.
The vacancy figures reflect state headquarter as well as all 30 districts of the state, according to government officials.
As per Odisha Service Code, the head clerks, senior clerks, and junior clerks are classified as ministerial staff.
Out of the 9,530 sanctioned posts of ministerial staffs, a total of 2,097 posts or 22% are lying vacant.
The numbers include 1,253 junior clerks, 680 senior clerks, and 164 head clerk posts.
District wise, Cuttack topped the list with 162 vacant posts, followed by Mayurbhanj which has 150 vacant posts. Ganjam district has the third highest vacancy with 133 unfilled positions.
Nuapada district with only 6 vacant posts lies at the bottom of the vacancy list.
The District Collectors are empowered to conduct written and personal interview exam to recruit eligible candidates against the existing vacancies.
The periodic recruitment drive is also being run intermittently.
“The drive will be expedited in coming days to fill up the existing vacancies,” the government official said without wishing to be named.