Bhubaneswar: The State government has recommended names of 27 senior OAS officers for fulfillment of nine IAS officers post on the basis of promotion.
Names of sub-collector and higher rank officers having eight years of experience in administration have been sent to Union Public Services Commission (UPSC). The selection committee of UPSC will finalise nine names out these 27.
The selected officers’ names will be sent to State for approval and the State again will send the names to the Commission.
These names will be finally approved by the concerned ministry following which a notification will be published in State.
Sources said a total 237 approved IAS officers posts are in the State. 165 posts are fulfilled by direct recruitment of IAS officers while remaining 72 posts are fulfilled by appointment of senior OAS officers on promotion basis. As many as 40 such posts are lying vacant in State while 22 officers are on deputation.