Monday, January 18, 2016

No interviews at junior level posts since Jan 1, but govt has no clue whether ministries have adhered to rules

THE government might have discontinued the practice of interviews at junior level posts in Government of India since January 1, but it does not have adequate data on the progress made by the ministries or departments in this regard. As the ministries failed to furnish the actions taken so far on this subject, the department of personnel or DoPT has issued a fresh office memorandum asking…
the ministries and departments to submit complete consolidated information on decisions taken or progress made in a prescribed format by January 21, 2016.
The ministries virtually ignored the earlier deadline of submitting the details. “All the Central Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish consolidated information in respect of Ministry/Departments/Organisations, with the approval of Minister/Minister In-Charge, so as to reach this Department by 7:1.2016. However consolidated information alongwith prescribed proforma, has not yet been received,” the OM dated January 15, 2016 said.
The government had earlier taken the following decisions after a committee of secretaries recommended how to discontinue the interview for junior posts.
a) The decision to discontinue interview for recruitment is for all Group 'C', Group ‘D’ (which are now reclassified as Group 'C'), posts and for non-gazetted posts of Group 'B' category and all such equivalent posts.
b) “No Interview Requirement" proposal has to be implemented for all the junior level posts in government of India ministries/departments/attached office/subordinate office/autonomous bodies/public sector undertakings.
c) The timelines set regarding completing the process of the discontinuation of interview by December 31, 2015 has to be adhered to strictly. From January 1, 2016 there will be no recruitment with interview at the junior level posts.
d) All the advertisement for future vacancies will be without the interview as part of the recruitment process.
e) The interviews will be done away even in cases where in the past the selections used to be made purely on the basis of performance in the interview.
f) Skill test or physical test which is different from interview, may however continue. Yet, these tests will only be of qualifying nature. Assessment will not be done on the basis of marks for such tests.
g) In case of specific posts where the ministry/departments wants to continue undertaking interview as a process of recruitment, a detailed proposal seeking exemption will have to be sent to the DoPT with the approval of the minister/minister in-charge.

1 comment:

  1. PM's decision to discontinue interviews for Group C &D posts,is praise worthy.Ministerial inertia in implementing the decision,is on expected lines.
    Though the decision should result in matching reduction in organisational workload,no reduction in staff strength is noticed in any ministry,deptt or attached/subordinate offices and the recruitment bodies,boards,commission.

    A K SAXENA (A retd civil servant)
    Will DOP&T look into this ?
    Will DOP&T