State Recruits 65K Youth

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said that efficient personnel and excellence in service delivery are the foundation stones of Good Governance.

Mr.Padhi said addressing the valedictory function of the two-day National Conference of the Chairpersons of the Public Service Commissions of all States hoisted by Odisha Public Service Commission

“Realizing the importance of quality manpower in public service, Odisha Government has recruited a record number of around  65000 qualified youths in last 5 years.

Mr.Padhi asserted that the State Government has scaled up its performance in all developmental indicators like reduction in poverty, infant mortality, maternal mortality and disease burden.

“Odisha today is a food surplus State and one of the largest contributors to the public distribution system of the country. Good manpower is necessary to scale up and sustain the pace of development in the State,” he added.

Chairman Union Public Service Commission Arvind Saxena Tuesday said the moral image of the public service is of prime importance in democratic system.

The ultimate objectives of the Public Service Commissions ( PSCs) are  how to get best people, how to train and motivate them to put in their best in public service and how to keep up the moral and impartial image of the public service.

Civil servants, said Mr.Saxena, should know the distinction between service and servitude and they have to remember that they are to serve the people not any specific person.
He emphasized adoption of innovative methods for reducing the stress of examination on the young aspirants who seat for public service examinations of either the UPSC or the State PSCs.

The autonomous recruitment bodies like OPSC, SSB, Staff Selection Commission and Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission of the State have enhanced their expertise and capacity for timely recruitment and training, Padhi said and added, the outcomes of this National Conference would bring more professionalism into these autonomous bodies through experience and knowledge sharing.

Brigadier Laxmikanta Pattanaik Chairman Odisha Public Service Commission, Prof Ghantachakra Pani Chairman Telengana Public Service Commission and Chairperson of the Standing Committee of State Public Service Commissions and Dr
Santosh Kumar Kamila, Chief Post Master General, Odisha Circle addressed the valedictory session.
To mark the event, the Chief Post Master General of Odisha presented one “Special Day Cover” containing a commemorative postal stamp in the conference which was released by UPSC Chairman.

The two day Conference was organized in four sessions including the valedictory function.

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