Central Govt Scraps Interview for Non-Gazetted Jobs

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New Delhi: In a bid to end the rampant corruption in recruitment of candidates for government jobs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that from January, 2016, there will be no requirement of interview for Group D, C and B non-gazatted posts in central government.

In his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, he recalled that he had suggested in his Independence Day address that the practice of holding interviews for recruitment at lower levels in governments could be done away with.

“The government has completed the entire process to do away with interviews for lower rank jobs. There will be no requirement of interview for Group D, C and B non-gazatted posts in central government. It will come into effect from January 1, 2016,” Prime Minister Modi said.

He said the practice was being abolished since it bred corruption and the poor people were being looted by ‘dalals’.

“People were getting robbed for getting employment and even when they could not get a job. It often crossed my mind as to why there was the need for an interview for small jobs. I have never heard of a psychologist who can evaluate a person during an interview of one to two minutes,” Prime Minister Modi said.

He said abolition of the practice will particularly help the poor who would have to resort to “recommendations” or fall prey to brokers who made way with their money.

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