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Jitendra Singh assures recruitment for non-gazetted posts soon

Last Updated on July 12, 2022 at 8:15 pm

The online exam for hiring into non-gazetted positions in the Central government is likely going to be held before the end of this year, according to Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.

In order to address concerns about linguistic prejudice raised by several southern states, he stated that the test will first be administered in 12 languages and will thereafter cover all 22 languages listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

The Union Minister of State was speaking at the two-day regional conference on governance in Bengaluru, hosted by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and the Karnataka government.

He also spoke at length about the current government and its governance model. The characteristic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance approach, according to Singh in his speech, is his ability to make unconventional judgments, break historical taboos, and transform official campaigns into widespread movements based on his courage, conviction, and sincerity. According to the minister, the prime minister’s reforms undertaken in his eight year tenure so far were meant to “ease life” for the ordinary individual and provide a “fair playing field” for aspiring youngsters.

In reference to the conference’s theme, “Bringing citizens, entrepreneurs, and government closer closer for good governance,” Singh listed a number of such reforms with broader social implications, including the elimination of certificate attestation by gazetted officers and the promotion of self-attestation, ultimately placing trust in India’s youth.

Similar to that, the Central government proposed the elimination of interviews in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort ramparts on August 15, 2015, and the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) adopted the idea on January 1, 2016, creating a fair playing field for all applicants, he added.

According to a statement from the personnel ministry, the minister claimed that the number of complaints in the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) have increased from two lakh per year in 2014 to 25 lakh per year at present. This reflects favourably on the existence of a government that promptly hears and responds to the complaints of its citizens.

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) under DoPT is preparing to administer computer-based online Common Eligibility Test (CET) for recruitment to non-gazetted jobs by the end of this year, he said.

According to the minister, the prime minister’s motto of “minimum government, maximum governance” calls for greater citizen engagement, innovation, the use of cutting-edge technology, and openness. According to him, the ultimate goal of all governance regimes is to economically empower the last person in line.