Odisha Municipal Engineering Service (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2016
(1) In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "Act" means the Odisha Municipal Service Act, 2016;
(b) "Branch" means Civil, Electrical and Automobile branch of the service or any other branch the Government may time to time include;
(c) "Committee'' means the Departmental Promotion Committees constituted under Rule 10;
(d) "Diploma" means 3 years Diploma Course in Civil, Electrical or Automobile conducted by the Odisha State Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training;
(e) "Ex-Servicemen" means a person as defined in the Odisha Ex-Servicemen (Recruitment to State Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1985;
(f) "OPSC" means Odisha Public Service Commission;
(g) "OSSC" means Odisha Staff Selection Commission;
(h) "Persons with Disabilities" means persons who have been granted with disability certificates by the Competent Authority as per the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Right and Full Participation) Odisha Rules, 2003;
(i) "Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes" shall have reference to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as specified in the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribe) Order, 1950 as the case may be, made under Articles 341 and 342 of the Constitution of India respectively and as amended from time to time;
(j) "SEBC" means the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Citizens as defined in clause (a) of Section 2 of the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993;
(k) "Service" means the Odisha Municipal Engineering Service;
(l) "Sportsmen" means persons who hold the identity card as sportsmen issued by the Director of Sports; and
(m) "Year" means the Calendar Year.
(2) All other words and expressions used in these rules but not defined specifically shall unless the context otherwise requires, have the same meaning as respectively assigned to them in the Act and the Odisha Service Code.