Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday that so far the interviews for recruitment in government jobs in 23 states and eight Union Territories (UTs) have been terminated. According to a statement from the Personnel Ministry, Jitendra Singh said that since 2016, interviews have been terminated for Group-B (non-gazetted) and Group-C posts in the central government.
He said that on the occasion of Independence Day in 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested to end the interview from the ramparts of the Red Fort and had said to be selected in the job on the basis of written examination. On the advice of the Prime Minister, the Department of Personnel and Training conducted a comprehensive exercise and completed the process of announcing the termination of the interview for recruitment to the Central Government within three months from January 1, 2016.
Interviews closed in 23 states and eight union territories of the country
He said that some states like Maharashtra and Gujarat were ready to implement this rule, but some states were reluctant to abolish it. Jitendra Singh expressed satisfaction that after much persuasion and repeated reminders to the State Governments today, all the eight Union Territories of India including Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and 23 of the 28 states of the country stopped conducting interviews. has given.
The Union Minister said that in the past there were complaints and allegations about the marks of the interview that some candidates were being manipulated to help them. Equal opportunities are available to all the candidates considering the written examination marks for the end of the interview and selection. With the end of the interview, transparency and fairness in the selection process, many states have also spoken about saving significantly in the government treasury. The reason for this is that there was a lot of expense in conducting the interviews of the candidates because often the number of candidates was in thousands and the process of interviewing went on for many days.