Odisha Agri University Students Sweep Bhubaneswar Streets To Protest! Know Why

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Bhubaneswar: A day after polishing shoes, the students of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) on Friday took to sweeping roads as a mark of protest against the educational criteria for selection of candidates for appointment to different posts under the Odisha Forest Service (OFS).

On Thursday, protesting OUAT students had polished shoes on the roads in Bhubaneswar as a mark of protest against the educational criteria for the selection of candidates for appointment to different posts under the Odisha Forest Service (OFS).

Talking to the media, the students said they take four years to complete their graduation in Forestry. They are therefore eligible for various posts like Forest Ranger, Assistant Conservator of Forest, Assistant Manager, Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC) and Junior Manager under OFS rather than the students from other streams, they added.

They said the state government should consider their demands and allow the Forestry graduates to sit in the examinations for the aforesaid posts.

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