The Rajya Sabha recently got informed by the government official that the registration for various competitive examinations under Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has been made 100 percent online. This step has been taken to ensure transparency in the process and allow deserving candidates to make the cut. The government in also trying to make Staff Selection Commission (SSC) registration 100 percent online , from its present 95 percent status. The information was provided by the Minister of State for Personnel and Public Grievances, Jitendra Singh during the question hour in Rajya Sabha.
He said that the government is working hard towards making the competitive examination registration process online for the last 18- 20 months, and significant steps have been taken to achieve the same. He further pointed out that not a single grievance has been lodged with the online registration process of UPSC. The Deputy Commissioners are also instructed to take adequate action in cases of complaints that got registered by the candidates who registered online for the SSC examinations.
According to Singh, “Online registration procedure has been initiated to bring in transparency in the process of selection, to provide level playing field to all candidates and to simplify the procedure.”
The MLA of BJD, Bhupinder Singh questioned the very authority of such as system in a nation where the internet system gets affected real quickly. He took a dig in the situation and said when the internet facilities are not working properly in cities like Delhi, how it would become operational in smaller cities and remote areas. He further said that the government must address the grievances of candidates living in such smaller cities and far flung areas regarding the registration process.