Cabinet approves setting up National Recruitment Agency

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh briefing about some major development activities supplemented and facilitated by ISRO, at New Delhi on Tuesday.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh briefing about some major development activities supplemented and facilitated by ISRO, at New Delhi on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI:The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for creation of  which will conduct computer based common eligibility test for central government jobs. With this, the preliminary exam for all non-gazetted posts comprising Group B and C (non-technical) posts will be held in common. Candidates who qualify the exam will apply to any of the recruitment agencies for higher level of examination. On an average, 2.5 crore to 3 crore candidates appear in each of these exams.

The validity of the test score will be for three years and there will be no bar on the number of attempts subject to the upper age limit.

For now, the exams conducted by three agencies: banking personnel selection agency , railway recruitment board  will be unified. “There are almost more than 20 recruitment agencies in central govt. Although we are making exams of only three agencies common as of now, in course of time we will be able to have Common Eligibility Test for all recruitment agencies: C Chandramouli, Secretary to the Government said in the Cabinet meeting.

“This will bring ease of recruitment, ease of selection and thereby ease of living for aspirant candidates,” Union Minister Jitendra Singh said.

Cabinet decision to set up National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET) for preliminary selection to various Government vacancies is a revolutionary reform.

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) was first proposed by the government in the union budget 2020. The agency will be an independent, professional, specialist organisation and will conduct an exam, which would be known as the Common Eligibility Test, for selection to government jobs, it had said then.

(AGENCIES)

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