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SABARIMALA SPECIAL TRAINS
Train No. 08569 Visakhapatnam-Kollam bi-weekly Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 09 00 hrson Thursdays and Sundays ie. on 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 29th December, 2011and 1st, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15thJanuary, 2012and arrive Kollamat 15 30 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, Train No. 08570 Kollam-Visakhapatnam bi-weekly Special Train will depart Kollam at 19 20 hrs on Fridays and Mondays ie., on 16th , 19th , 23rd. 26th , 30th December,2011 and2nd , 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th January,2012 and arrive Visakhapatnam at 01 25 on the second day.
Enroute, these trains will stop at Duvvada, Anakapalli, Tuni, Annavaram, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Tenali, Chirala, ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta,Tirupati, Katpadi,Jolarpattai, Salem, Erode, Coimbator, Palakkad, Thrisur, Ernakulam Town and Kottayam.
These trains will have one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, eight Sleeper class, four General Second classand two Luggage cum break van coaches.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has announced notification details for the recruitment of VROs and VRAs in Andhra Pradesh. The Cabinet Sub-Committee headed by N.Raghuveera Reddy has announced the notification details. Selection will be based on the interviews to conducted by District Selection Committees (DSCs) headed by the respective District Collector. There is no entrance test or written test for VRO and VRA vacancies. Reservations will be followed as per the rules. Weightage of 85 marks will be allotted for marks in the qualifying exam, reservation, local status and other standards. Remaining 15 marks will be for performance in interviews. Following are the important dates for the recruitment:
Update on 22nd November 2011: It is decided by the government that objective written test will be conducted for VRO and VRA posts instead of interviews. There will be no weightage for intermediate and 10th class marks. Qualifications will remain the same as prescribed earlier. Written examination will be for 100 marks and questions will be in objective multiple choice type with four choices. The Govt. is yet to decide on modalities of written test. The APPSC or JNTU Hyderabad is likely to be given the responsibility of conducting test. Question paper pattern, exam structure, sections in the question paper and duration of the test will be updates here soon.
1) VRO (Village Revenue Officers): 1175 posts; Pay Scale : Rs. 7740 – 23040. Eligibility is pass in Intermediate in any group. Those selected for VRO posts can reside in any area of the concerned district. Selection will be through Interviews which contains questions on general knowledge.
2) VRA (Village Revenue Assistants) : 6063 posts; Eligibility: Applicants should have passed in 10th Class / SSC. Local candidates only can apply for the concerned villages. Selection will be throuhg performance in interviews to be conducted by DSC chaired by respective District Collctors.
1) Release of Notification: 26th November 2011
2) Start of Sale of Applications: 26th November 2011
3) Last date for the submission of filled in applications: 17th December 2011
4) Scrutiny of Applications: 26-12-2011
5) Shortlisting of candidates: 2-1-2012
6) Issue of call letters in the ratio of 1:3: 8-1-2012
7) Schedule of Interviews: 18 January 2012 – 28 January 2012
8) Selection and Results: 30-1-2012
9) Completion of recruitment and posting: 31st January 2012.
.Update on 12th November 2011: The Govt. of AP has finalised the educational qualifications required for VRO and VRA posts as prescribed by Cabinet Sub-Committee. For VRO jobs, candidates should have qualified in Intermediate. Pass in 10th class / SSC is the minimum qualification / eligibility for VRA posts. Mandal will be taken as a criteria for the selection of candidates. Gazette notification will be released on 15th November 2011 with all these details and recruitment notification may be announced in due course of time. The Government is yet to take decision on conducting interviews for these posts.
Government of Andhra Pradesh is likely to release notification for the recruitment of Village Revenue Officers (VROs) and Village Revenue Assistants (VRAs) very soon. Apart from these, Govt. of AP is also planning to recruit candidates for various other posts in Revenue, Panchayat and Municipal Departments. Minimum eligibility requirements for VRA posts is pass in 7th class. They can reach the position of VRO after 5 years of experience and qualified in 10th class. VROs will get the salary equal to Record Assistants i.e., Rs. 12000. VROs can reach to the level of Junior Assistant, Senior Assistants and Deputy Tahasildar in Tahasildar offices through departmental tests and experience. The nomenclature of Village Assistants has been changed to Village Revenue Assistants through a separate GO issued on 18th April 2011. Following are details of posts, district wise break up of vacancies, selection procedure, eligibility conditions and notification information:
Village Revenue Assistants: 6063 vacancies; Eligibility: Pass in 7th class. Salary: Rs. 3000. Male and female candidates eligible for VRA posts. Candidates failed in 7th class also can apply for VRA posts. Tahasildars will select the candidates based on the marks in marks in a qualifying examination.
Total number of vacancies in the state are 8084. But the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh has allowed the Revenue Department to fill up 6063 posts initially. More number of vacancies are available in Mahaboobnagar district with 492 posts. East Godavari and Karimnagar districts are in second and third positions with 466 and 464 vacancies respectively. Following are district wise break up of VRA vacancies in Andhra Pradesh:
1. Srikakulam: 125 posts
2. Vizianagaram: 126 posts
3. Visakhapatnam: 102 posts
4. East Godavari: 422 posts
5. West Godavari: 466 posts
6. Krishna: 392 posts
7. Guntur: 289 posts
8. Prakasam: 267 posts
9. Nellore: 255 posts
10. Chittoor: 283 posts
11. Anantapuram: 203 posts
12. YSR Kadapa: 190 posts
13. Kurnool: 235 posts
14. Mahaboobnagar: 492 posts
15. Karimnagar: 464 posts
16. Medak: 252 posts
17. Warangal: 353 posts
18. Nizamabad: 207 posts
19. Adilabad: 179 posts
20. Khammam: 193 posts
21. Nalgonda: 348 posts
22. Rangareddy: 194 posts
23. Hyderabad: 26 posts
Latest Update on VRO and VRA Recruitment (2nd August 2011):
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has formed a sub- committee with a group of ministers under the chairmanship of N. Raghuveera Reddy to oversee the recruitment process of Village Revenue Officers and Village Revenue Assistants. The sub committee has decided to complete the recruitment process for all the 9000 vacant posts by the end of August 2011. They have also recommended Collectors and RDOs of all the districts in the state to speed up the recruitment process.
The sub committee has disclosed that the education qualification for the VRO posts will be pass in Intermediate Examination and the qualification for VRA posts will be SSC / Tenth Class. There will be no written examination for any posts. Selection of the candidates will be based on marks in the qualifying examinations (Inter / 10th Class). Reservations will be followed as per the rules. Weightage of 85 marks will be allotted for marks in the qualifying exam, reservation, local status and other standards. Remaining 15 marks will be for performance in interviews. The entire recruitment process will be conducted at the district level only and district collector will act as Chairan of the District Selection Committee.
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