Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, Friday handed over appointment letters to 102 candidates those who successfully qualified in the Odisha Civil Service Examination, 2017.

The newly recruited civil servants comprise 42 women, 13 in SEBC category, 21 SC and the rest 22 ST candidates.

The successful candidates received the appointment letter after completing training at the Gopabandhu Administrative Academy, Madhusudan Das Regional Academy of Financial Management and Biju Patnaik State Police Academy.