Here is good news for government job aspirants in Andhra Pradesh. The much-awaited recruitment process has been started by Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (AP PSC).

As a prelude to recruitment, the commission has asked the candidates desirous of applying for government exams to register their details through One Time Profile Registration (OTPR). A sub-committee of State cabinet last week decided to fill 10,000 posts in various government departments.

After completing the process on the portal of the commission (www.psc.gov.in and www.appsc.gov.in), an OTPR id will be generated and sent to the candidate’s mobile number.

“This OTPR id is necessary to apply for any exams notified by APPSC and the candidates can pay the fees online or through cash in APonline (Mee Seva) centres,’’ A Giridhar, APPSC Secretary, said in a notification. The information will be used to generate hall ticket, nominal rolls and to send response sheets.

There are options available to register for direct and indirect recruitment and to edit/update information pertaining to the candidates whenever required.

Revised syllabus The recruitment agency has already revised the syllabus for much coveted Group-I, Group-II and other government agencies few months ago and also invited comments/suggestions from the experts.

The revision of the syllabus has become necessary in view of the state bifurcation and new portions with special focus on Andhra Pradesh economy, history and culture have been added.

Telangana one up Telangana Public Service Commission is way ahead in this regard. It had not only revised the syllabus about a year ago with state specific issues such as Telangana movement and culture and had also released some recruitment notifications.

In Andhra Pradesh, the last government recruitment was five years ago when the state was united. Some of the examinations conducted for Group-I posts are in legal tangles and process could not be completed. It is in this context that today’s move to commence online registration assumed significance.

Focus on transparency “We are happy that things started moving at last. But, the notifications and recruitment should also begin fast,’’ said S Ravi Teja, a B.Tech graduate from Anantapur who is preparing for Group-I examination here.

There are also issues such as age relaxation and transparency in recruitment process. The commission, however, asserts that online process will bring in transparency. It had also revamped its website.

“We are striving to bring in transparency in the functioning of the Commission,’’ the Secretary said.

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