Cuttack: The recruitment process for the government jobs seems to be critical after 24 candidates, who have qualified in the physical test conducted by Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) for several posts, were found out of the list.
The serious blunder came to fore on Friday after the victims lodged a written complaint with the OPSC authority alleging exclusion of their names in the list ahead of interview scheduled from September 4 for the posts of Forest Ranger and Assistant Conservator.
According to reports, over 700 candidates had applied for 77 posts of Forest Ranger and Assistant Conservator on the basis of the notification published in 2016. Total 553 candidates had qualified in the written test conducted by the OPSC in September 2016. The results were out in July this year. The candidates went through physical test in three rounds held from August 3 to 5. The physical test results were announced on August 27 in which 400 candidates had qualified for the final interview.
A message was sent to all the 400 successful candidates on their registered mobile numbers informing them about the final interview dates.
However, the roll numbers of 376 candidates are now found on official website of OPSC instead of 400 candidates. The remaining 24 candidates wondered why they were exempted from the list.
In view of the interview scheduled from September 4 to 20, the exempted candidates from different districts met the OPSC authority on Friday and demanded to add their roll numbers and names to the list at earliest to appear the final test.