Union Cabinet gives a go ahead to setting up of National Recruitment Agency, to benefit job seeking youth of the country
The Cabinet has approved the setting up of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct Common Eligibility Test. Briefing the media yesterday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar termed it as a historic decision which will benefit job seeking youth of the country. He said, this fulfills the long standing demand of the youth of the country.
The National Recruitment Agency will conduct a Common Eligibility Test to screen and shortlist candidates for the Group B and C (non-technical) posts. The NRA will have representatives from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, SSC, RRB and IBPS. Special focus on creating examination infrastructure in the 117 Aspirational Districts would go a long way in affording access to candidates at a place nearer to where they reside. The CET score of the candidate shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of declaration of the result. The best of the valid scores shall be deemed to be the current score of the candidate. There shall be no restriction on the number of attempts to be taken by a candidate to appear in the CET subject to the upper age limit. Relaxation in the upper age limit shall be given to candidates of SC/ST/OBC and other categories as per the extant policy of the Government. Candidates would have the facility of registering on a common portal and give a choice of Centres. Government has sanctioned a sum of 1517.57 crore rupees for the National Recruitment Agency. The expenditure will be undertaken over a period of three years. National Recruitment Agency will ensure transparency and ease in recruitment process, both for the candidate and the recruiting organisation. CET scores can be shared with Central and State Governments, PSUs, private sector thus reducing recruitment costs of these organisations. Initially the NRA will conduct CET twice a year. Suparna Saikia, AIR News, Delhi.
In a series of tweets last evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the National Recruitment Agency will prove to be a boon for crores of youngsters. Mr Modi said, through the Common Eligibility Test, the NRA will eliminate multiple tests and save precious time as well as resources. He said, this will also be a big boost to transparency.
Home Minister Amit Shah thanked the Prime Minister for approving the creation of National Recruitment Agency (NRA). In a series of tweets, Mr Shah said, this transformational reform will remove the hurdles of multiple exams for central government jobs through CET.
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