Soon, the Delhi Police will appoint sub-inspectors without conducting any interviews, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday granting nod to discontinuing the practice.
This comes in the wake of a similar suggestion made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech this year.
The home minister approved discontinuation of interviews in the examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the post of sub-inspector in the Delhi Police (Group C post).
According to an official government release, the decision was taken after the Department of Personnel and Training wrote to all cadre-controlling authorities and the home ministry, being the competent authority for Delhi Police, approved the proposal.
In his Independence Day address from the Red Fort this year, the prime minister had suggested that states and his cabinet colleagues do away with the practice of holding interviews for recruitment at junior levels, saying the system breeds corruption.
Modi had called upon the departments concerned to end this practice at the earliest and stressed on recruitment at junior levels through transparent, online processes.
“One of the areas of corruption is recruitment. Even the poorest of the poor wants his son to get a job,” Modi had said, lamenting that during the process of interviews, many lose out due to corruption .
“I urge upon state governments and my colleagues in the government that as far as possible, we should end the practice of holding interviews for small jobs. We should recruit on the basis of merit. This will help the poor get rid of this kind of corruption and we should strive to work in this direction. This is my request,” the prime minister had said.