Centre is mulling an online recruitment plan to relieve thousands of aspirants from standing up in lines to speak to someone who has an information or two in government offices and possibly offer a bribe to get their police verification done swiftly, all to join a government job, a report in ‘The Economic Times’ has said.
Soon, candidates may be able to apply recruitment process online, of course, apart from the exercise of appearing in a written test. That is, if digital plan of the Narendra Modi government comes through and the states also agree.
Centre is planning a paperless, cashless and faceless experience for government recruitments.
This comes after a proposal from a group of secretaries to the prime minister, according to which candidates will not have to come face-to-face with any government official from applying till joining the job.
"The secretaries in the ministry of personnel are doing a weekly review of the recommendations of the group of secretaries to ensure the earliest possible implementation. This has been taken up with all secretaries at the Centre and chief secretaries of states," ET quoted a DoPT official as saying.
Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Secretary Sanjay Kothari and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar were part of the 12-member group, which gave its recommendations in January.
As per the plan, all government openings will be uploaded on a common website and applications will be invited online.