Applied for a government job in Delhi a few years ago and still awaiting the call to appear in the written test? Well, your wait may just get over soon.
The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB), the agency responsible to fill up non-gazetted posts in various Delhi government and allied departments, is going online and will soon start disposing of hundreds of thousands of application it has received in the past three-four years for various posts in different departments and offices.
While various government recruitment agencies in the country including Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Board and service commission and staff selection boards of most Indian states have their recruitment process online, Delhi still invites hand-filled applications by post. Officials said the entire process of inviting applications, collating data, and computerising details is carried out by a private agency.
While the DSSSB has invited applications for more than 25,000 vacant posts — mainly teachers and nurses — in 165 departments of Delhi government, MCD and NDMC in the past 3-4 years, the DSSSB failed to conduct exams for a single vacancy. Officials said more than 10 lakh people from Delhi, NCR and other Indian states have applied for these 25,000-odd vacancies and are still waiting for written tests and interviews to be conducted.
DSSSB secretary Janak Digal said once the online job application system is ready, the department will be able to dispose of pending applications as well as call fresh applications for new vacancies.
“The website www.dsssbonline.nic.in is almost ready. We have fixed the target of clearing the pending applications and fill up the existing 25,000 vacancies by December 2013,” Digal said.
Once the online system starts functioning, the applicant will not just be able to fill the application online, eliminating the chances of error that may creep in as data-entry is done by the private agency, he will also be able to download the admit card online. The system will also send SMS and email regarding the date of the exam and examination centre to applicants.