In line with PM Narendra Modi’s announcement, the government Tuesday asked all ministries and departments to not conduct interviews for recruitment to various junior-level posts starting January 1, 2016. The government, however, has allowed these ministries and departments to continue with skill tests or physical tests.
“From 1st January, 2016, there will be no recruitment with interview at the junior level posts…,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) stated in its direction. “The decision to discontinue interview for recruitments is for all Group ‘C’, Group ‘D’ (now reclassified as Group ‘C’) Posts and for non-gazetted posts of Group ‘B’ Category and all such equivalent posts,” the DoPT has stated.
The Centre has also stated that the proposal has to be implemented for all the junior level posts in ministries, government departments, attached and subordinate offices, autonomous bodies and PSUs.
Ministries and departments have been told that if they want to continue undertaking interviews, a detailed proposal seeking exemption will have to be sent to the DoPT with minister/minister in-charge’s approval.