With an aim to streamline public service recruitment system in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Online Recruitment Processing System(OPRS) was introduced by Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission(APPSC) in collaboration with Centre for Good Governance,Hyderabad. ORPS is a first of its kind online system for government recruitment in India. Initially, it was adopted only for departmental exams but within a year all APPSC recruitments were brought within its sphere eliminating the need for manual submissions of applications. The system allows applicants to submit their applications online for various public services with utmost efficiency and transparency in the entire process. The online system has reduced the time taken by applicants to complete the application procedure and eliminated uncertainities in application delivery owing to postal delays. Apart from that, its effective grievance redressal mechanism makes it more citizen friendly.
ORPS also enables APPSC to do simultaneous recruitments reducing processing time and human resources requirements. Before the implementation of ORPS, the APPSC received nearly 10 lakh applications in 2008; this figure has gone up to 11.76 lakh for a single notification in 2012.Download File