MP govt chucks interviews for recruitment for lower-rung posts

  • Shahroz Afridi, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Sep 19, 2015 18:36 IST

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to do away with interviews held for recruitment in government jobs, after receiving a letter from the Centre.

The move has come after a meeting of principal secretaries of General Administration Department (GAD) called by minister of state for Personnel and PMO, Jitendra Singh in New Delhi in early September.

“The state government has received the letter from central government and contemplations are being done to follow the instructions,” said a senior official wishing anonymity.

The official confirmed to HT that the process would begin with recruitments for Class III and IV posts in the state government. At the most, skill tests could be held for technical posts like computer operator and the likes where one’s skills could be tested, added the official.

When asked the reason behind the government’s decision, the official replied that the government believes that provision of interview sometimes leads to scope for manipulation and corruption.

This, however, does not mean that the interview process would be stopped for all Class III and IV posts.

“First, the government would identify all the posts where interview could be avoided. Reports from all departments would be sought and if required, a committee of experts would be formed for this purpose,” said the official.

A system would be developed where marks would be given on qualification certificates. Number of marks would be decided for high school certificate, intermediate certificate and graduate degree.

“Additional vocational degree or certificate besides experience, too, would be weighed in terms of numbers,” said the official.

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