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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Recruitment of Contractual Foresters and Forest Guards in Khordha Forest Division of Bhubaneswar Circle

In pursuance of Letter No. 10F-(Legal)17/2015-18129/F&E Dt. 09.10.2015 and No. 10F-(Legal)17/2015-1620/ F&E Dt. 25.01.2016 of Govt. of Odisha, Forest and Environment Department and Memo No. 3736 dt. 25.02.2016 of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Odisha, Bhubaneswar, the post of Forester and Forest Guard in Khordha Forest Division of Bhubaneswar Circle are intended to be filled up on contractual basis in accordance with the Odisha Sub-ordinate Forest Service (Method of recruitment and condition of Services of Foresters) Rule, 1998 and Odisha Sub-ordinate Forest Service (Method of recruitment and condition of Service of Forest Guards) Rule,1998, respectively. 1. Vacancy Tentative number of posts to be filled up on contractual basis in Khordha Forest Division is indicated below. The number of posts indicated below is purely tentative and may change.

1. No. of Posts: 

Forester Post in Khordha Division (Khordha, Nayagarh, Puri, Cuttack): ST (Open-1, Women-0), SC (Open-1, Women-0), UR (Open-1, Women-0) = Total (Open-3, Women-0)
Forest Guard Post in Khordha Division (Khordha, Nayagarh, Puri, Cuttack): ST (Open-4, Women-2), SC (Open-3, Women-1), SEBC (Open-2, Women-1), UR (Open-8, Women-4) = Total (Open-17, Women-8)

2. Scale of Pay: 

The service conditions and emoluments shall be governed by the Odisha Group-C and Group-D posts (Contractual appointment) Rules, 2013 Notified vide No. 32010-GAD dt. 12.11.2013 of the General Administration Department, Govt. of Odisha.

3. Educational Qualification: 

Forester: +2 Science (Passed), Forest Guard: H.S.C (10+) Passed.

4. Age (As on 31.03.2016): 

Forester: Between 20 - 32 years and Forest Guard: Between 18-32 years.
Upper age limit shall be relaxable by 5 years in case of SC, ST & Women category and by 5 years in case of SEBC category (Forester) vide Notification No. 16064- III(F)-28/2011/F&E dated 3rd September, 2011 and for SEBC category (Forest Guard) vide Notification No. 16061-III(F)-28/2011/F&E dated 3rd September 2011 and as per the special provisions made regarding age limit in respect of Ex-servicemen in rule-5 of the Odisha Ex-servicemen (Recruitment to State Civil Services and Posts) Rules 1985.

5. Written Test: 

Forester (40 Marks) The written test will be conducted in two subjects i.e. Odia language and Mathematics (Objective type of H.S.C standard) where each paper will be of one-hour duration and will carry maximum of 20 marks only. A candidate securing minimum 50% marks (40% in case of SC and ST) shall qualify for subsequent tests.
Forest Guard (50 Marks). The written test will be conducted in two subjects i.e. Odia language and Mathematics (Objective type of Class-IX standard) where each paper will be of one-hour duration and will carry maximum of 25 marks only. A candidate securing minimum 50% marks (40% in case of SC and ST) shall qualify for subsequent tests. The written test will be of objective type. The question-cum-answer sheets will be in the form of OMR sheets in which the candidate shall have to blacken/shade the correct answer box with blue coloured ball point pen.

6. Qualifying Physical Test : 

Male- Walking 25 KMs. in 4 Hours and Cycling 1.6 KMs. in 5 Minutes.
Female- Walking 16 KMs. in 4 Hours and Cycling 1.6KMs. in 10 Minutes.
The authority conducting the Physical Test shall not be responsible for any mishap to any candidate during the test.

7. Viva-voce Test : 

Viva-voce test will be conducted for candidates qualified in Written and Physical test.
The schedule of written test has been fixed for 29.05.2016 as per the following details.
Category-Subject-Time:
Forest Guard-Odia Language-08.00 A.M to 09.00 A.M.
                       Mathematics 09.30 A.M to 10.30 A.M.
Forester-Odia Language-11.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
               Mathematics 12.30 P.M. to 01.30 P.M.


8. Physical Standard : 

The minimum Physical standard of the candidate shall be as follows for different categories.
FORESTER
Category of candidate Minimum Height in cms. Minimum Chest in cms.
Unexpanded Expanded
1. Schedule Tribe 158 81 86
2. General & Schedule Caste 168 81 86
3.Women 153 - -
FOREST GUARD
Category of candidate Minimum Height in cms. Minimum Chest in cms.
Unexpanded Expanded
1.Schedule Tribe 158 81 86
2.General & Schedule Caste 168 81 86
3.Women 153 - -

9. Important dates: -
Last date of submission of OMR Application Form – 16.05.2016 (05.00 P.M.) 
The application form duly filled are to be submitted by way of Regd. Post with A.D. or by hand whichever is convenient so as to reach the Divisional Forest Officer, Khordha Division At/PO/Dist. Khordha, PIN- 752055 by due date.

10. The other eligibility criteria, physical standard, detail of written examination, physical test, via-voice test etc. can be ascertained from the office Notice Board of Divisional Forest Officer, Khordha Division.

11. A candidate shall be eligible to apply for any post if he / she has registered his/ her name in the District Employment Exchange or Subordinate Employment Exchange in the District of Khordha/ Nayagarh/ Puri/ Cuttack.
12. Eligible candidate shall apply on prescribed OMR application form only available from the office of the D.F.O. Khordha Forest Division free of cost during office hour on production of self-attested copy of certificate on qualifying examination.
13. Candidates having no requisite criteria need not apply.
14. The OMR application and enclosures are to be submitted separately by hand without any fold or in A4 envelope by registered post.
15. The Divisional Forest Officer, Khordha Division will not be responsible for any delay on submission of application form and no querry on the matter will be entertained.
16. Incomplete / Incorrect application form received after due date shall be summarily rejected without any intimation to the applicant.
17. The Admit Cards will be sent through post prior to written examination.
18. No Physically challenged or differently-abled candidate shall be eligible for appointment.
19. Candidates selected for physical test, Via-voice test etc. will be intimated by post. No change in date of tests will be entertained. Applicants may see the details on the notice board of the Divisional Forest Office, Khordha Division.
20. No mobile phones, calculators or any other electronic gadgets, etc. will be allowed in the examination hall.
21. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
22. The undersigned reserves the right to cancel, modify or postpone the process of recruitment as per the Government instructions without any reason thereof.
Regional Chief Conservator of Forests,
Bhubaneswar Circle
08115/11/0001/1617
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