OPSC Aspirants Write To Odisha CM, Urge To Postpone OCS Main Exam

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) aspirants on Thursday urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to postpone the Odisha Civil Services (OCS) Main Exam-2020 due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

The examination is scheduled to be held from January 20 to February 8.

In a letter, the aspirants said that some of the aspirants have tested positive after appearing in the first phase of the UPSC Civil Service Main Examination. As OCS Main Exam is a 20-day long process, there is a high risk of examinees getting infected, they said in the letter.

Educational institutions and hostels have been closed while several varsities have cancelled examinations till January 17. Even the Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) has already postponed Assistant Curator exam scheduled on January 17 2022 while OPSC has also postponed its interview and document verification programme for taching posts in Home science, Physics and Journalism, mentioned the aspirants.

They also pointed out the issue of some aspirants hailing from rural areas of the state not getting house on rent as the landlords are not renting the houses due to the recent sharp spike in COVID-19 cases.

They urged the CM to intervene and pass necessary orders to the OPSC to postpone the OCS Main Exam-2020.

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