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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 25:

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the bureaucrats to visit the districts across the state to review the implementation of welfare schemes.

During a review meeting held at state secretariat today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the mandarins to go for field visits in regular intervals and report to him directly on implementation of development projects.

Patnaik told the commissioner-cum-secretaries and principal secretaries of the concerned departments to undertake the district trips post the end of Budget session of the Assembly.

Besides, Chief Minister directed the officials to begin a special drive to fill up 20, 000 posts reserved for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates lying vacant in various government departments.

The officials were asked to publish notification in this regard within a month. This apart, Patnaik told the officials to intimate the staff selection commission or employment agencies regarding vacant posts and expedite the recruitment process.

Notably, the Odisha Public Service Commission has begun the process for filling up of 127 posts comprising of Assistant Forest Conservators and Rangers.

Patnaik also directed to recruit more teachers in the schools in which posts are yet to be filled up.

It may be noted here that selection procedure for filling up of 588 teacher posts in model schools has concluded and the matter of recruiting 14, 000 Sikhya Sahayaks is sub judice.

While recruitment in Higher Education department is on hold due to stay by High Court, Patnaik advised Advocate General to initiate appropriate steps in this regard.

On the context of recruitment under compassionate ground, 5417 of 6380 cases have been finalized. The participants stressed on the need for awareness on the revised guidelines on the recruitments. Since August last year, 3963 persons have been given jobs in Health and Family Welfare, Revenue and Disaster Mitigation, Home, Fisheries and Animal Resources departments.