NO MORE INTERVIEWS IN PSB’s FOR CLERICAL POSTS:
Finance Ministry has asked Public Sector Banks (PSBs)to strengthen written examination for recruitment of clerical and sub-staff posts as there will be no interviews for such appointments.
The decision to change the recruitment process follows Prime Minister NarendraModi’s directive that there was no need for holding interviews for lower level posts.
The PSBs were asked to take“necessary action” to discontinue interviews in the recruitment process for theclerical and sub-staff posts by December 31, 2015. The Committee of Secretaries chaired by Cabinet Secretary in its meeting held on November 13 had recommendeddiscontinuation of interviews in PSBs for junior level posts.
PM Shri Modi had announced thatfrom January 1, 2016 there would be no interviews for central government jobs in Class-III and IV categories. He had termed it as a “New Year Gift” to the youth and a major step to curb corruption. In case of specific posts where a ministry or department wants to continue with interview as a process of recruitment, a detailed proposal seeking exemption has to be sent to the DoPT with the approval of the minister or minister in-charge.