Government of AP has announced recruitment of 10700 grama / ward volunteers across the state of Andhra Pradesh. Application submission at the district level will start from 20th April 2020 and the total recruitment process will be completed by 1st May 2020. Government of AP has been appreciated by many as the volunteers system has been efficient in delivering essential services to the poor during lockdown.
Vacancies in rural and urban areas:
In villages, Grama volunteers posts will be filled by MPDOs. In urban areas, ward volunteers posts will be filled by municipal commissioners. Notification also will be issued by respective officials after collecting information on vacancies. AP Government has filled as many as 1 lakh volunteers in 2019.
Details of vacancies:
About 5200 vacancies in rural areas and 5500 vacancies in urban areas are identified by the Government. 50 percent of the posts will be reserved for women candidates. Mandal and village wise vacancies will be notified by MPDOs in the notifications.
Interviews will be conducted at the mandal level for shortlisted candidates. 100 marks will be alloted for interviews. Candidates are expected to have good understanding of government schemes, navaratnalu etc. Marks are distributed as follows:
Knowledge of Govt Schemes: 25 marks
Participation in Government schemes and social service: 25 marks
Leadership skills and communication skills: 25 marks
Other skills: 25 marks
Age of the candidates should be between 18 – 35 years as on 1st January 2020.
Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through gswsvolunteer.apcfss.in . Local candidates will be preferred. Following is the application and selection schedule:
Release of Notification: 20th April 2020
Last date for online applications: 24 April 2020
Scrutiny of applications: 25 April 2020
Personal Interviews: 27 – 29 April 2020
Appointment Orders: 1 May 2020