‘Abolish interview for low level jobs’

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New Delhi, April 22: All state Governments have been asked to abolish interview as part of selection process for low level Government jobs, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.
He was addressing a meeting of Principal Secretaries of General Administration Department (GAD) from different states and union territories here.
Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, also asked state Governments to expedite the process of abolition of interview for selection to such posts where it is not required.
This follows suggestion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the abolition of interviews during his last year’s Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort.
The Department of Personnel and Training promptly followed the PM’s call by completing this exercise before December 31, 2015 and ensured that beginning this year the practise of conducting interview is discontinued for selection to non-gazetted and junior posts in the central ministries.