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 ‘National Recruitment Agency’

1st September, 2020 Polity

Context: Government decision on ‘National Recruitment Agency’ to be Game-Changer in the recruitment sector that brings Recruitment to the villages and towns, says Dr.Jitendra Singh in a webinar conducted to discuss about NRA.

About ‘National Recruitment Agency’:

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  • National Recruitment Agency will bring paradigm shift in recruitment system and help meet the aspiration of the youth in finding the right job.
  • It is not only a Governance reform but also a socio-economic reform.
  • It is WIN-WIN scenario for all in the value chain of recruitment, whether it is the job seekers, recruiting organisations or Human Resources personnel.
  • Common Eligibility Test would include recruitments by three agencies, viz. Staff Selection Commission, Railway Recruitment Board and the Institute of Banking Personnel
  • It would have special emphasis on developing examination infrastructure in the 117 aspirational districts. For students advantages are many, including doing away with appearing in multiple examinations and examinations in each district to encourage more and more women candidates, Divyangs and those from rural areas to apply for government jobs.
  • Positive aspect of the initiative is awareness and motivation for the rural candidates in job sector opportunities and the common eligibility Test would enable the candidates to appear once and apply to any or all of the recruitment agencies for the higher level of examination.
  • One examination i.e., CET in multiple languages, help ease the burden of candidates who are at present required to prepare for each of the examinations in different manner as per different curriculum.
  • Reforms in the recruitment sector with job opportunities for younger population of this country is in line with the essence of Constitution of India – Right to Life with Human Dignity

Reference: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1649986