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OPTCL Advt. No. MPP&R-5/2021 dated.10.09.2021


Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL), a State owned Power utility in Odisha is engaged in the business of Transmission of electricity with a vision to emerge as one of the leading power utilities in the country in Transmission space. The present asset value of the Corporation is about Rs. 6560 Crores. OPTCL operates in the entire state having 168 Grid Sub-stations . OPTCL intends to recruit energetic ITI qualified candidates in Electrician Trade for placement at various units across the State, preferably in KBK and other backward districts of the State. 


Out of the total 200 number of vacancies mentioned above, the reservation of vacancies in respect of Sports Person, Ex-Serviceman and Persons with disabilities are given below. Candidates belonging to Sports Person, Ex-Serviceman and Persons with Disabilities (whose permanent disabilities is 40% and more) shall be adjusted against the categories to which they belong.  

The selected candidates shall be appointed initially as a Junior Maintenance and Operator Trainee (JMOT) for a period of one year. On successful completion of Training period they shall be appointed as Junior Technician on Contractual basis for a period of Five (5) years and may be considered for appointment to the post of Junior Technician (Level: NE-3) on regular establishment  in the Pay Matrix:- Rs. 22,700/- to Rs.72,000/- with Initial Basic Pay of Rs.22,700/-. Their services shall be governed by OPTCL Non-Executive (Contractual Appointment) Rules, 2021 

Selected candidates have to undergo training for a period of 1(one) year at various units of OPTCL including Induction-cum-Orientation training at Power Training Centre (PTC), Chandaka. Bhubaneswar. The training period will be for 1(one) year, unless and otherwise extended further. During the training period, the trainees may be terminated without any notice or without assigning any reasons thereof. After successful completion of training, there shall be no obligation on the part of the Corporation to offer contractual appointment 

Name of the post Essential Qualification. Junior Maintenance Operator Trainee(JMOT) HSC pass from recognized Board or equivalent and ITI Certificate in  Electrician Trade from NCVT with minimum 60% marks for General & SEBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates. The candidate has to fulfil only the minimum qualification prescribed and anyone having higher  qualification (other than Diploma) not related to the nature of work need not apply for the post. 

I. Workman Permit from ELBO is mandatory for the workman to work in OPTCL.
ii. The candidate applying for the post should possess Lineman-MV Permit (with learner permit for workman-HT). The candidate has to submit the Workman Permit from ELBO at the time of Document Verification, if selected. If the candidate fails to submit the same at the time of document verification, his/her candidature will be solemnly cancelled.

Note: As per the provision of Electrical Licensing Board of Odisha (ELBO), the candidate who has successful passed ITI course prescribed for Electrician Trade from a recognized Industrial Training Institute of the State or any equivalent examination (approved by NCVT) is eligible to get LINEMAN-MV PERMIT (with learner permit of Workman-HT) from ELBO and she/he is exempted from appearing examination of ELBO.

i. Candidate must not be under 18 (eighteen ) years of age and must not be above 32 (thirty two) years as on 01.09.2021 i.e. she / he must not have been born later than 1.09.2003, and not earlier than 01.09.1989.
ii. Relaxation for SC / ST/ SEBC, PWD, Ex-Servicemen and Women: 

a. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5(five) years in case of SC, ST and SEBC candidates. 

b. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 (five) years in case of Woman candidates. 

c. The upper age limit is relaxable by 10 (Ten) years in case of PwD candidates. 

d. Every Ex-serviceman who has put in not less than six month continuous service in Army/ Navy/ Air Forces of the Union shall be allowed to deduct the period of such service from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit shall be deemed to satisfy the conditions regarding age limits.

OPTCL Advt. No. MPP&R-5/2021 dated.10.09.202

iii. Provided that a person who comes under more than one category mentioned above, shall be eligible for only one benefit of upper age relaxation, which shall be considered most beneficial to him/her

iv. The date of birth entered in the High School Certificate Examination or equivalent Certificate issued by the concerned Board / Council will only be accepted.


i. The reservation posts including reservation for Women will be as per ORV Act and other applicable Act and Rules.
ii. PWD candidates, whose disability is not less than 40% (forty percent), are required to attach Disability Certificate indicating percentage of disability & type of disability issued by the concerned Medical Board for consideration as per Rules.
iii. Ex-Servicemen are required to attach copy of the Discharge Certificate issued by the Competent Authority. 

 iv. Sports Persons are required to attach copy of Identity Card issued by the Director of Sports Odisha.  

v. Concession meant for SC, ST and SEBC by birth are admissible to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Odisha State only.  

vi. Candidates belonging to PWD, Ex-Serviceman and Sports Person shall be adjusted against the categories to which they belong.  

vii. In the event of non-availability or insufficient number of eligible / suitable women candidates belonging to any particular category, the vacancies or the remaining vacancies shall be filled up by male candidates of the same category. 

viii. Exchange of reservation between Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribe will not be considered. ix. Candidates belonging to SEBC category shall submit their SEBC Certificate validated / renewed by the Competent Authority on or after 01.09.2018, failing which they shall be treated as unreserved category candidates. 

x. Women candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC are required to submit Caste Certificate by birth showing daughter of ..................”. Caste Certificate obtained by virtue of marriage i.e. showing wife of ............” is not acceptable.

xi. OBC Certificates will not be accepted in lieu of SEBC Certificate.

xii. Community (Caste Status) once mentioned by the candidates shall not be changed under any circumstances.


i. Appointment of selected candidates will be subject to having sound health and being physically & mentally fit in the Pre-Employment Medical Examination to be conducted as per the norms and standards of Medical Fitness. 

ii. Candidates selected under PWD category must be within the prescribed normal range for all other physical standard. The PWD candidates will have to undergo a verification process by the authorized Medical Board. OPTCL Advt. No. MPP&R-5/2021 dated.10.09.2021


i. The persons provided by the manpower service providers/outsourcing agencies, for similar nature of jobs in OPTCL, who shall be less than 45 years of age and shall have completed at least 1 (One) year of continuous service as on 01.09.2021, in case they apply, shall be allowed relaxation of upper age limit for entry, provided they satisfy all other eligibility criteria for the post as laid down in the relevant recruitment rules.

ii. They shall be allowed one percent extra marks on the total marks of the CBT for each completed year of continuous service subject to a maximum of fifteen percent, which shall be added to the marks secured by them in CBT.


i. The candidate must be a citizen of India. 

ii. She / He must be able to read, write and speak Odia fluently and must have: 

a. Passed Middle School Examination with Odia language subject; or 

b. Passed Matriculation or examination with Odia as medium of examination in nonlanguage 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 CentralGovernment; or 

d. Passed a test in Odia in Middle English School Standard conducted by the School and  Mass Education Department.

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. The candidates must have a good character and high integrity.

i. The selection process involves Computer Based Test (CBT) and Skill Test and Career Marking.

ii. Eligible candidates will be called for Computer Based Test, comprising 200 number of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), out of which Subject Knowledge (80%), Numerical / GK & Reasoning (10%) & English Knowledge (10%). The CBT will be of Three (3) hours duration. iii. There shall be no negative marking.

iv. Candidates who qualify in CBT and shortlisted, shall be called for Skill Test in 1:3 ratio in each category. 

v. Since the job involves climbing of Towers / Structures and other Electrical Operation & Maintenance related activities; Skill Test shall be conducted on the above activities. 

vi. The Skill test will only be of qualifying nature. 

vii. The candidates, who have qualified in the Skill Test shall be called for document verificationfor Career MarkingOPTCL Advt. No. MPP&R-5/2021 dated.10.09.2021 

viii. The merit list of the qualified candidates will be drawn purely on the basis of Performance in the CBT and Career Marking. The CBT and career marking shall carry weightage of 80% and 20% respectively.

ix. The offer of appointment shall be issued to the selected candidates on the basis of merit. However the final appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their medical fitness as per the prescribed standard.

x. On selection, candidates will be posted at any of the existing/ future offices of OPTCL throughout Odisha preferably in KBK and other backward districts.


Test Unreserved / SEBC Category SC/ST/ PWD* CBT 50% 40%
Skill Test 40% (Qualifying NatureCareer Marking For ITI : 60% weightage & For HSC: 40% weightage

Unreserved / SEBC Category SC/ST/PWD
Rs. 500/- Rs. 250/- 

i. UR and SEBC candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs.500/- (Rupees Five hundred) only and Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) of Odisha and PWD candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs.250/- (Rupees
Two hundred and fifty ) only. 

ii. Candidates shall be required to make the payment of fee while filling up online application through on-line mode. 

iii. For On-line Payment mode (Through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking): In case of On-line payment mode, an applicant will be redirected to payment gateway page under Tech Process. After completing the On-line Payment, she / he shall take hard copy of the application form along with Fee Receipt. She/he shall retain the hard copy and proof of payment for future reference / record which shall be required at the time of verification of original certificates / testimonials as and when necessary. The candidate shall bear the online transaction charges extra as applicable. 

iv. Application fee once paid shall not be refunded in any case. 

v. The candidate has to retain the print out / hard copy of the online application for future reference.

i. The Computer Based Test (CBT) will be held at Angul, Bolangir, Balasore, Bargarh, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jagatsingpur, Jajpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Karanjia(Mayurbhanj), Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nayagarh, Puri,Rourkela, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Gunupur(Rayagada), Jharsuguda etc depending on the number of candidates from the respective zone. The candidates are to mention their choice of Examination Zone at appropriate place in the Online Application Form. OPTCL Advt. No. MPP&R-5/2021 dated.10.09.2021 P

ii. The number of Examination Centre will be decided as per the availability of minimum number of candidates in a particular place. 

iii. The request for change of Centre shall NOT be entertained. Allotment of the Test Centre is at the discretion of the Corporation.

iv. The Management reserves the right to change the Centre of Examination without mentioning any reason thereof at any stage of recruitment.


i. Only the online applications are invited from the candidates for admissible to the Computer Based Test. No other mode of application is allowed

ii. After declaration of result of the CBT, the candidates who are shortlisted in the CBT, shalbe required to furnish Print out/hard copy of online application form along with photo copies of certificate and documents on or before prescribed date which will be intimatedon website later on. 

iii. ITI Certificate, Caste Certificate, Odia Pass Certificate, Discharge Certificate of Ex-Servicemen, Identity Card of Sports persons and Identity Card Certificate of Physically Handicapped Persons must have been issued by the competent authority within the last date fixed for submission of online application form. 

iv. A candidate found guilty of seeking support for her/his candidature by offering illegal gratification or canvasing in any form or found indulging in any type of malpractice during the course of the selection or otherwise, shall, in addition to rendering herself/himself liable to criminal prosecution, be disqualified not only for the ongoing recruitment, but also shall be debarred permanently from any future recruitment or selection to be conducted
by OPTCL. 

v. Applications submitted to OPTCL, if found to be incomplete in any respect, are liable to rejection. No correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

vi. Mere applying for the post and fulfilling eligibility criteria in reference to the advertisementdoes not confer any right for an applicant to claim any appointment in OPTCL. vii. Any dispute arising out of the ongoing recruitment shall be subject to jurisdiction of High Court of Orissa. 

viii. Candidates working in State/Central Government/PSUs/Autonomous Bodies of Govt. shall apply online. However, she/he must produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) at the time of Skill Test. 

ix. Final selection of the candidates shall be subject to medical fitness as prescribed by OPTCL. 

x. Candidates selected are liable to be posted any Unit of OPTCL. xi. While applying for the above posts, the applicant shall ensure that she/he fulfills the
eligibility and other norms mentioned above, as on the specified dates and the particulars furnished are correct in all respects. In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment / selection that a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility norms and / or that she/he has furnished any incorrect / false information or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will automatically stand cancelled. If any of the above shortcoming(s) is / are detected even after appointment, her/his services are liable to be terminated without any notice. 

xii. OPTCL Management reserves the right not to fill any or all the positions so advertised without assigning any reason thereof. OPTCL Advt. No. MPP&R-5/2021 dated.10.09.2021 

xiii. OPTCL Management reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process, if need so arises, without issuing any further notice or assigning any reason thereof at any stage of recruitment process.

i. Before filling up On-line Application, candidates are advised to go through the
advertisement carefully and understand the contents of the Advertisement. They should go through the Instructions to fill up On-line Application and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) available in the OPTCL website: www.optcl.co.in.

ii. On successful registration of the online application form, a unique Registration Number will sent to their registered e-mail ID. Candidates are required to retain the unique Registration Number for future correspondence.

iii. Application received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily

iv. Uploading of Documents:
Candidates are required to keep the following documents ready before initiating the On-line Application Form.
Candidate shall upload the scanned copy of original documents.
a. Recent colour passport size photograph and signature in prescribed format (.jpg/.jpeg) File Size Dimension
Photograph 25KB to 50KB 3.5 cm X 4.5cm
Signature 25KB to 35 KB 3.5 cm X 1.5cm


Candidates should ensure that the same passport size colour photograph is used throughout this recruitment process.
b. Caste certificate, if she/he belongs to SC/ST/SEBC category. 

c. Physically Handicapped (PH) certificate, if applicable.

d. Sports certificate / Identity card, if applicable.

e. Ex-Serviceman Discharge certificate / I card / NOC, if applicable.

f. Experience certificate issued by the man power service provider / designated officer of the outsourcing agency, if an applicant is engaged through the outsourcing agency in OPTCL. 

g. 10th Pass Certificate. 

h. 10th Mark sheet.

i. ITI Pass Certificate.

j. ITI Final Mark Sheet.

k. Lineman MV Permit OR Undertaking to submit the Workman Permit at the time of Document VerificationSize of documents to be uploaded shall be 100KB to 200KB and in PDF format

Note : The uploaded documents must be clearly Identifiable / visible, otherwise the
application is liable to be rejected and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. 

OPTCL Advt. No. MPP&R-5/2021 dated.10.09.2021

i. Candidates are required to take a printout of the finally submitted Online Application form for future use. In case the candidate is shortlisted for Skill Test, the candidate has to submit the same at the time of Skill Test.

ii. Certificate of Admission / Admit Card for the Computer Based Online Test for the eligible candidates will be uploaded in the website of OPTCL prior to the date of examination. The candidates are required to download their Admit Cards from the website of OPTCL and produce the same for Admission to the examination Hall / Centre. No separate correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Sl. No Description Date & Time
1. Opening Date of online submission of Application 14.09.2021
2. Closing Date of online submission of application 14.10.2021

Note: 1. All the important notification & updates regarding this recruitment shall be hosted in the OPTCL website in the Recruitment Section and accordingly all applicants are advised to visit the site regularly.

2. In order to avoid last minute rush, the candidates are advised to apply early enough. OPTCL will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem in submission of online Application.




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