Recruitment of various post in ODISHA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

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Recruitment     to  the  post  of  Assistant    Agriculture     Engineer  in  Class-II   (Group-B)   of Odisha  Agricultural      Engineering     Service,   under  the   Department    of  Agriculture      & Farmers' Empowerment.

Online applications are invited from the prospective candidates through  the pro  forma application to be made available on the Website of the Commission(_htto:llopsc.qov.inJ.    The link for registration  /re-  registration  shall be available from 12.07.2022  to 12.08.2022 (Note: 12.08.2022 is the last date for submission of Registered  Online Application)  for recruitment to  102  (One  Hundred  Two)  posts of Assistant Agriculture  Engineer in Class-If (Group-B) of Odisha Agricultural Engineering Service (Methods of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2018 under Department of Agriculture & Farmer's Empowerment, in the scale of pay of Rs.44,900j- in Level-10, Cell-I of Pay Matrix of ORSPRule, 2017 (PB-2, Rs.9,300-34,800j­ with Grade pay of Rs.4600j- under ORSPRules, 2008), with usual Dearness and other Allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government of Odisha from time to time. The posts are permanent and likely to continue.

2. Vacancy Position: As per requisition filed by the Agriculture & Farmer's Empowerment

Department of Government of Odisha, the vacancy positions are given below:

Out  of  the  total  102 (34-w)  vacancies, 03  posts are  reserved for  Ex-Servicemen,

04(01-w)     posts are reserved for Persons with  Disabilities    (whose  permanent  disability

is 400/0    and more)  having Locomotor Disability    (03  posts) and HI  (Olpost)   with physical requirement and  functional  classification mentioned  below  &  01(one)   post  is  reserved for Sports  Persons.  Candidates belonging to  the  categories of  Ex-Servicemen, PWD & Sports

shall be adjusted against the categories to which they belong.

1I!1D:- The Physical requirement and Functional Classification of the PWD reservation vacancy

for the above post, as specified in G.A. Department  Resolution No. 34450 dated 03.12.2013 and

SSEPDDepartment letter No. 7140 dated 05.09.2017 are mentioned below:- 

N.B.- (1) Out of 4% (four  percent) reservation for Persons with  Disabilities, 1% (one percent)
reservation shall be for women with disabilities. 
a) In case of non-availability of eligible/suitable Women candidates belonging to the  respective categories, the  unfilled vacancies of that  category shall be filled up by eligible or suitable male candidate(s) of the same category.
b) Exchange of reservation between Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe will not be considered in the non-availability of eligible and suitable S.c. /S.T. candidates.
c) The number of vacancies to be filled  up on the  basis of this  recruitment is subject to change by the Government without  notice, depending upon the exigencies of public service at the discretion of the State Government.
3.  AGE:       A candidate must have attained the age of 21(twenty   one)  years and must not  be above the age of  38  (Thirty   eight)   years as on the  pt day  of  January   2022  i.e. he/she must have been born not  earlier   than   2nd   January   1984  and not  later  than   1st January  2001.
The  upper age  limit  prescribed above shall  be relax-able up to  05  (five)   years for candidates belonging to the categories of  Socially and Educationally Backward Classes(S.E.B.C.), Scheduled Castes (S.c.),  Scheduled Tribes (S.T.), Women & Ex-servicemen and 10 (Ten)  years for candidates belonging to PWD category, whose permanent disability   is 40%  and more.
PWD candidates belonging to SEBC,SC and ST categories are eligible for cumulative age relaxation benefit of 15 (Fifteen)   years.
Provided that a person who comes under more than one category mentioned above shall be eligible for only one age relaxation benefit which shall be considered most beneficial to them.
Date of birth entered in the High School Certificate or equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board/Council will only be accepted by the Commission.
A candidate must  have possessed a Degree   in  Agriculture   Engineering  from  any
University or Institution  recognized by any State Government or the Government of India.
(a) The selection of candidates for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Agriculture Engineer shall be made on the basis of Written   Test and Viva Voce test.
i. Written  Test (MCQ):- Shall be of 200 (two  hundred) Marks conslstinq of two papers with  100 marks each (each question shall carrying  one  mark). The examination shall be of 2 hours duration.
ii. There shall be negative   marking   for wrong answers with a deduction of
0.25  marks  for every wrong answer.
iii. Viva Voce test  shall consist of 25 (twenty   five)  marks.
(b) The detailed syllabus for the examination (Two papers) is at   Annexure-A.
(c)  The Commission shall short-list the candidates to be called for V.V. test to a reasonable number taking into consideration the marks secured in the written test.
(d) The Commission shall prepare a list of successful candidates in order of merit on the basis of written  test and interview, which shall be equal to the number category wise vacancies advertised.
(e)  If two or more candidates obtain equal marks, the order of merit shall be determined in
accordance with the highest mark secured by such Candidates in Written  Examination and should also marks secured by them in Written Examination be equal, the order of merit shall be determined in accordance with age, i.e. the candidates older in age shall be assigned higher position. 
The written  examination for the post of Assistant Agriculture Engineer shall be held at
Cuttack. The programme of the examination shall be notified well in advance.
(i)   The candidate must be a citizen of India;
(ii) The candidate must be able to read, write and speak Odia; and have -
(a) passed Middle English School examination with Odia as a language subject; or
(b) passed H.S.C. or equivalent examination with Odia as medium of examination in non-language subject; or
(c) passed in Odia as language subject in the  final examination  of Class -  VII from  a school or  educational institution  recognized by the  Government of Odisha or the Central Government; or
(d) passed a test  in Odia in  Middle English School standard conducted by the
School &  Mass Education Department of  Government of  Odlsha/   Board of
Secondary Education, Odisha.
(iii)  A  candidate,  who  has more than  one  spouse living,  will  not  be  eligible for appointment  unless the  State  Government  has exempted  his/her  case from operation of this limitation for any good and sufficient reasons;
(iv) Government servants, whether  temporary  or  permanent,  are eligible to  apply provided  that   they   possess the   requisite  qualification  and  are  within   the prescribed age-limit  as provided under Para-3 & Para-4 of the  Advertisement. They  must  inform  their  respective Heads of  the  Office  in  writing  regarding submission of their  application for this  recruitment  and furnish  "No  Objection Certificate"    during document verification.
(v) If  a candidate has at any time, been debarred for a certain period/chance(s) by the Odisha Public Service Commission or other State Public Service Commissionor U.P.S.c. from appearing at any examination / viva voce test, he/she will not be eligible for such recruitment for that specified period / chance(s);
(vi)Only those candidates, who  possess the  requisite qualifications, are within the prescribed age limit and fulfill   other eligibility conditions  etc. by the closing date for submission of registered online application  form, will be considered eligible;
(vii)  A candidate who claims change in his/her name after  having passed the  H.s.C. examination, is required to furnish copy of publication of the changed name in the local leading daily newspaper as well as copy of  notification  in the  Gazette in support of his/her change of name;
(viii Every candidate   selected    for    appointment shall be examined by the Medical Board.  A  candidate,  who   does  not   satisfy  the   requirement   after   medical examination, shall not be appointed;
(ix) Every person appointed to the service shall be on probation for a period of 02(two)
years with effect from the date of joining in the post. 
(i) Online   applications    submitted  to OPSC, if  found to be incomplete  in any respect, are liable  for rejection  without  entertaining  any correspondence with  the applicants on that  score;
(ii)  Admission to  Written  Examination/   Viva Voce test  will be provisional. If on verification  at any stage before  or after  the  Examination  it  is found that a  candidate   does  not  fulfil  all  the  eligibility      conditions,  his/her candidature will  be  liable  to  rejection.     Decision of  the  Commission in regard to eligibility     or otherwise  of candidate   shall be final;

(iii)This advertisement  should not  be construed as binding on the  Government to make appointment;
(iv)      Concessions meant for S.E.B.C., S.C. 8r   S.T.  by Birth are admissible   to the Socially and   Economically   Backward   Classes,   Scheduled   Castes   & Scheduled Tribes of Odisha only;
(v) Any  misrepresentation  or  suppression of  information  by  the  candidate  in the application form  will  result in cancellation of his/her candidature or penalty, as decided by the Commissionshall be imposed on the candidate;

.         Candidates who will qualify in the written examination will be required to bring with them the    hard   copy   of   online   application   form   along   with    copies   of   following   relevant certificates/documents and originals of the same for verification of their eligibility as per terms and conditions of the advertisement, the date of which shall be notified later on in due course, failing which his/her application will be rejected for the said post. The candidates are required to mention on each copy of documents "Submitted  by me" and put their full  signature  and date on the same. They must not attach the original   certificates  to their applications.
(i) H.S.C. or  equivalent certificate  in  support  of  declaration of  age  issued by the concerned Board/Council.
(ii)  Mark-sheets of H.S.C, issued by the concerned Board/Council.
(iii)Degree in Agriculture Engineering Certificate issued by the recognized Universities or Institutions
(iv)Mark-sheets of  Degree in Agriculture Engineering passed including fail  marks if any, issued by the concerned Universities or Institutions;
(v)  Two recent passport size photographs (unsigned and unattested) with the printout
/  hard copy of  online application form  which has been uploaded in the  online application forms.
(vi)  Any proof of identity;
(vii)  Caste Certificate  by birth in support of claim as SEBC/ SC /  ST, wherever applicable (Please see Note:  1);
(viii) Required Odia test pass certificate;
(lx)  Disability Certificate (indicating percentage of permanent disability) issued by the concerned Medical Board wherever applicable; 
(x)Discharge Certificates of Ex-Servicemanissued by the Commanding Officer of the Unit last served. Ex-Servicemenshould submit an affidavit undertaking that he has not been appointed against any civil post after retirement from  military service, wherever applicable.
(xi)  Sports Certificated issued by the Director of Sports Odisha; wherever applicable. (xii)     No Objection Certificate issued by the competent authority.
(i)    Candidates claiming  to  be belonging to  S.E.B.C/S.C. /S.T.  categories of Odisha by birth   are  required to  submit   copy  of the  relevant Caste Certificate  issued  by the  competent  authority  in the  prescribed form.   Candidates of  SEBC category (other   than   creamy   layer)   must  submit   copy  of  caste  certificate   issued  by the Competent  Authority   within    the   last   three    years   by   the   closing    date   for submission of registered online  application form  in the  prescribed form;
(ii) The  SEBCcertificate  which   is more  than  three  years  old  by the  closing  date  of submission of registered online  application form  is liable  for  rejection;
(iii) Women candidates  belonging to  S.E.B.C/S.C. /  S.T. categories  are  required to submit Caste   Certificates   by   birth    showing   "daughter   of                If.   Caste Certificates by virtue  of marriage   i.e. showin     "wife   of                            "   are not acceptable and  liable  for  rejection.
(v) Community (Caste   status)    once   mentioned  by  the   candidates  shall   not   be changed under  any circumstances.
The   competent   authorities    are:    -   District     Magistrate/    Collector   or Additional District  Magistrate or Sub-divisional Magistrate/Sub-Collectors  or Executive Magistrates  or  Revenue Officers,  not  below   the   rank  of  Tahasildar
/ Additional Tahasildar of Government of Odisha.
Degree  Certificate, Caste Certificate, Odia test  pass certificate,  Discharge Certificate of Ex-servicemen, Sports  Person Certificate and  Disability Certificate of  Person  with   Disabilities    (indicating  %     of  permanent  disability),  etc.  must have  been  issued   by  the  competent  authority  within    the   last  date  fixed   for submission!  receipt  of registered online  application form.
Applications of candidates will  be rejected by the Commission on any of the following grounds: -
(a)  Non-submission  of  hard  copy  of  online   application  form   at  the
time  of verification  of original   documents.
(b)  Not  possessing the  requisite  qualifications,  within    the  prescribed age   limit   and   fulfilling   other   eligibility   conditions   etc.   by  the closing  date  for submission of registered online  application form. 
(C)In-complete    online application    form.
(d)  Not  passing  Odia  test  (M.E.  standard)/not    furnishing  Odia  test pass evidence as required under Para-7  (ii)  of the  Advertisement.
(e)  Not  coming  within    the  age  limit    of   candidate  as  mentioned  in Para-3   of  the   advertisement    (Overage   relaxation   shall   not  be allowed   to  P.W.D.   candidates   with   less   than    400/0    permanent disability).
(f) Not  having  requisite  qualification     as provided  under Para-4  of the advertisement.
(g)  Not  furnishing    copies of certificates/documents   as provided under
Para - 9 of the Advertisement.
(h)  Submission   of    wrong    information/        false     information    about qualification/      Age/     Category     status      (SEBC/SC/ST /PWD/Ex­ Servicemen/  Sports Person/Women  etc.).
(i)  Suppression   of facts  /  information     about eligibility,      if any.
(j) Any other ground as per the decision   of the Commission.
NB: Application   /candidature      of  a  candidate    shall  be  rejected   at  any  stage  of recruitment     process, whenever  discrepancy is noticed/  detected.
(a) Candidates must  go  through  the  details  of  this  Advertisement available in the
Website of opse before filling up online application form.
(b) Candidates  must  apply  online  through  the  concerned  Website  of  the  OPSC   Applications received through any other  mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.
(c) Before  filling   up  the  online  application   form,  the   candidates  must  go through    detailed  instructions available  at OPSC portal.
(d) The  online  application form  is automated  and  system driven  &  will  guide the candidate  seamlessly in  filling  the  application.  The  requisite  options  shall  be enabled and information shall be asked as per data furnished by the candidate. Before filling  up the information, ensure that  accurate information  is fed, for edit option  is limited  &  on confirmation  there  is no scope for  further  edit.  even if wrongful entry has been made while filling up online application.
(e) Candidates are  requested to  upload the  scanned image of  latest  passport size photograph along with scanned image of his/her full signature and scanned image of  Left-hand Thumb  Impression (LTI)  in the  online application form.  Uploaded photograph, Specimen (full) signature and LTI must be clearly identifiable / visible, otherwise  the   application  of  the  candidate  is  liable  to   be  rejected  by  the Commission and no representation from the candidate will be entertained.
(f)  Candidates should keep at  least two  copies of  latest  passport size photograph which is uploaded to the online application form for future use.
(g)On  successful submission of the online Registration  a unique  ''Permanent Public ServiceAccount Number (PPSAN)"will be assigned to the applicant  Candidatesare required  to  take  a  printout   of  the  finally  submitted   online  Registration/Re­ registration and finally submitted Online Application forms and put his/her signature under  the  declaration for  submission to  OPSC alonq  with  copies of  requisite certificate & documents as and when asked.
(h) The candidates are advised to submit the Online Application Form well in advance without waiting for the closing date to avoid the last hour rush.
(i) Certificate of Admission to the written examination to the eligible candidates will be uploaded in the Website of the  OPSC prior to the  date of written  examination, which will  be published in the Website of the Commission and widely circulated Newspapers. The candidates are required to download their Admission Certificate from  the Website of the Commission and produce the same at the  Examination centre for admission to the written examination. No separate correspondence will be made on this score.
(j) "Intimation   letters"  to  candidates  for  document  verification  &  interview  and "Attestation form" & "Bio-data form" shall be uploaded in the website of OPSCprior to the date of Document Verification/Interview.
(k)  Any complaint on the conduct of examination must be sent to the Grievance Wing of the Commission bye-Mail  ( within 03 (Three) days of completion of the examination.
To resolve  any   Technical problem  faced  in  filling  up  of  online  Registration/  Re­ registration  and  Application  torms,  candidate  may  contact  OPSC Technical Support  over Telephone No. 0671-2304707    between 10.30 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. & 2.00 P.M  to 5.00 P.M. on any Odisha Government working days.
In  case of any guidance/information  on this advertisement & recruitmeat.  candidates may go through  the FAQ  available in the  website of the Commission or contact the o'P.S.C Facilitation Counter over TelephoneNo. 0671-2304141/2305611 & Extn.- 227 on any working day between   10.30 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. & 2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
The candidates are required to visit the website of the Commissionat for  detailed information  about important  notices, rejection  of applications/ the date &  time of written  examination  document  verification & interview  and  also keep  track  of publication  of various notices to the effect in the leading local daily newspapers for information.
Closing Dates
12.07.2022   TO  12.08.2022   (11.S9  P.M).

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