At the Central level, the practice of conducting interview has been discontinued for selection to non-gazetted and junior posts, including C & D Group from 1st January 2016
SSC has already issued a notification for recruitment of various Group B and Group C Posts without conducting Interview
Department of Personnel and Training has issued an OM regarding discontinuation of interview in recruitment of Group B and C Posts in Central Govt Departmental Canteens. The selection will be purely on the basis of written test/skill test by respective Ministries taking into consideration job requirement for specific post
Department of Personnel and Training has issued a communication regarding Discontinuation of Interview for lower level posts. PM feels that it will help in curbing corruption, and substantially easing the problems of poor people. States have also started following doing away with Interviews for lower level posts
All central government ministries have been asked to send a report, duly approved from their concerned ministers, to the Centre on discontinuation of interviews for junior level recruitments.
Consequent to the DoPT OM on discontinuation of interview for Group C and D Posts Department of Public Enterprises has also issued OM in line with DoPT for the discontinuation of interview for non-executive level posts in CPSEs
In order to crack a whip on non-performing bureaucrats, it has started assessing the performance of employees. The government has asked all its departments to identify such public servants and move proposals for their premature retirement.
Dr Jitendra Singh further stated that the State Governments had also been requested on 4th September and again on 29th September to undertake a similar exercise in their respective States in consultation with the State Public Service Commissions or other recruitment agencies to identify such junior level posts where the interviews can be discontinued.
There will be no requirement of interview for junior-level jobs in the central government from January 1. The move is intended to curb corruption and ensure selection in a transparent manner.
Following up on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day call for ending the practice of interviews for junior posts in the government, minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh on Wednesday wrote to all state chief ministers requesting abolition of interview for recruitment to lower posts “wherever possible”.