UP Government takes Central route, scraps interviews for Government Jobs

Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has decided to abolish interview process in government jobs. The UP cabinet on 29th August (Tuesday) decided to end the Interview process for the selection of applicants for various government jobs in the non-gazetted posts of Group B, C and D categories from Class II to IV.

As reported, the decision has been taken under the chairmanship of Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of the State, in a cabinet meeting. The major aim for the decision is said to bring transparency in the staff selection process for government jobs.

As per the statement of an official, “Keeping in mind the system followed by the Government of India, it has been decided to end the interview process for the government jobs in all non-gazetted posts of Group B, Group C, and Group D.”

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Further clarifying on the implementation of the decision, Cabinet Minister Sidharthnath Singh said the new rules will bind on the recruitment notifications issued after the date of publication of the official gazette. The recruitment processes which have already been notified will follow the previous guidelines and hence the interviews will be conducted in such cases.

Last year, Narendra Modi government had decided to end the interview process for Group D, C, and B non-gazetted posts in Central government. The decision was taken to put an end to the practice of corruption in jobs. The announcement was made by PM Modi in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program. A similar decision was taken by Himachal Pradesh government in April this year.

PM Modi stated, “The government has completed the entire process to do away with interviews for lower rank jobs. There will be no requirement of the interview for Group D, C and B non-gazetted posts in central government. It will come into effect from January 1, 2016.”

Sidharthnath Singh, UP Government spokesman, and Health Minister said, “There would be no interview during recruitment of non-gazetted Class II officers. The central Government has already said no to interview for such recruitment from December 29, 2015. The UP Government will follow the directives of the union government.”

He informed, “This new rule will not be binding on the on-going recruitment for Class II officers. The BJP government had fulfilled the promise made during the elections through its ‘Sankalp Patra’.”

Apart from the decision to scrap interview, CM Adityanath asked numerous engineering colleges, standing on the edge of closure, to begin diploma and certificate courses. The Chief Minister has given a guarantee that the government will offer jobs to 10 lakh youths in UP who have the required skills, as per Asian News International (ANI).

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