It was decided at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat here.

At present, a total of 60,937 posts are lying vacant in various state government departments.

The state government has already recruited 10,000 employees and decided to complete the recruitment of 50,000 by the end of the financial year (2014-15), the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement.

Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) U N Behera said the posts will be filled up in departments like home, higher education, scheduled tribe and scheduled caste welfare, revenue and disaster management, agriculture, cooperation, animal resources development and panchayati raj.

He said a large number of posts like school teachers, doctors, engineers, police personnel and assistants remained vacant in many departments, which would be filled by the end of this financial year.

The meeting also decided that while the Chief Minister would hold a review meeting in this regard every two months, Chief Secretary G C Pati would review the development every month.

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