Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has welcomed the Centres decision to set up a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) that will conduct an online Common Eligibility Test for selecting candidates for majority of central government jobs.
Hailing the decision, Khandu in a statement said that the Centre has taken another landmark decision to bring transparency in governance and providing equal opportunities to all.
The multi-agency body NRA will conduct a separate CET each for the three levels of graduate, higher secondary (12th pass) and the matriculate (10 th pass) candidates for those non-technical posts to which recruitment is currently carried out by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) To make it easier for candidates, examination centres would be set up in every district of the country.
A special focus will be on creating examination infrastructure in the 117 ‘Aspirational Districts’.
Khandu said the move would benefit poor candidates, as in the present system they have to appear in multiple examinations conducted by multiple agencies.
“A single eligibility test would significantly reduce the recruitment cycle as recruitment would be now based on CET scores,” the chief minister added in the statement.