States, UTs can use NRA’s CET scores for choosing candidates for govt jobs: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, August 22

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday mentioned states and Union Territories can avail of scores on the Common Eligibility Test, to be carried out by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA), to shortlist candidates for presidency jobs.

This would truly assist the recruiting companies, together with the state and UT governments, to avoid wasting the fee and time spent on recruitment, whereas on the identical time even be handy and cost-effective for the younger job aspirants, he mentioned.

An association within the type of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) may very well be put in place for utilizing the CET rating by them, mentioned Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel.

“Eventually, this could prove a win-win arrangement both for the employer as well as employee,” he mentioned.

Singh mentioned the CET rating may very well be shared with the recruiting companies within the state and Union Territory governments in addition to public sector undertakings (PSUs) and likewise afterward with the personal sector, in accordance with an official assertion.

“States and Union Territories can avail the Common Eligibility Test to be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency for job selection, the decision for which was passed at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday,” it mentioned.

The NRA is remitted to conduct the CET on-line for choosing candidates for a majority of central authorities jobs.

Singh mentioned the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and he himself are in contact with many state and Union Territory governments which have expressed their inclination to be part of the sharing association of CET rating.

Most of the chief ministers are additionally fairly enthusiastic and beneficial to undertake this reform, he mentioned.

Clearing apprehension in sure quarters, Singh mentioned, for individuals who are showing for the examination, leisure within the higher age restrict shall be given to candidates of SC/ST/OBC as different classes castes as per the federal government coverage.

He mentioned the Common Eligibility Test could have no correlation or incompatibility with the foundations of recruitment like domicile and so forth., adopted by sure states or Union Territories, the assertion issued by the Personnel Ministry mentioned.

Contrary to misgiving in sure quarters, the CET won’t be carried out solely in Hindi and English language however shall be carried out in 12 Indian languages to start with, whereas progressively different languages within the eighth schedule of the Constitution may also be included, it mentioned.

Hailing Prime Minister Modi’s private intervention and indulgence “without which this revolutionary decision could not have been possible”, Singh mentioned, the transfer goes to show to be a serious reform to result in ease of residing for struggling youth and job aspirants.

He mentioned it is usually a mirrored image of the sensitivity and thoughtfulness with which the federal government works underneath the management of Prime Minister Modi. — PTI

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