Direct Recruitment Process to be completed within six months of the closing date of receipt of applications mentioned in the advertisements – DoPT
Department of Personnel and Training has instructed all Ministries or Departments to complete direct recruitment process within six months of the closing date of receipt of applications mentioned in the advertisements, according to draft guidelines formed by the Centre.
DoPT framed draft guidelines instructing all Government Departments need to complete direct recruitment process within six months of the closing date of receipt of applications mentioned in the advertisements.
It was reported that there was “unduly large” delay in recruitment process undertaken by many Central Government Ministries / Departments and thus draft prepared by the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT).
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in the draft instructions said that “All Ministries or Departments are, therefore, requested that while initiating the recruitment process to fill vacant posts by the method of direct recruitment in their ministries or departments, they may ensure that the recruitment process i.e., conducting written examination or holding of interviews is completed within six months from the closing date of receipt of applications mentioned in the advertisement,”.
DoPT received representations that Ministries or Departments which undertake direct recruitment for various posts in the Government of India by conducting competitive examinations or interviews, are not adhering to the time frame for that purpose as mentioned in the advertisement.
DoPT states that “It is seen that in many cases the time gap between the date of advertisement for the vacancy and date of examination or interview is unduly large and defeats the object of early recruitment process”.
DoPT has sent a note to all Central Government Ministries seeking their comments that “Further, delay of recruitment process by more than a year will deny the opportunity to fresh candidates who become eligible during that year,”. The DoPT has asked all ministries to send their views and expressions on the draft by 16.11.2015.
Source : Indian Express