If the states fall in line with the ambitious digital India plan of Narendra Modi, the aspiring candidates seeking government jobs would soon get an online recruitment platform that can act as a single window to the candidates. The candidates will be able to get complete information about the government jobs through the portal and easily apply for the posts. The centre is up to offering a ‘faceless, paperless and cashless’ experience for the aspiring candidates looking for government recruitments.
In this new proposal from the group of secretaries to the Prime Minister it is kept in mind that the candidates applying for government jobs do not have to come face to face with any government official in the entire process of job application till the joining of it. According to a DoPT spokesperson, “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.” Sanjay Kothari, who is the Secretary of Department of Personnel & Training along with Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar were part of the 12 member group who presented the recommendations in the month of January.
According to the recommendations the government vacancies would be put up one a common web portal and all the applications would be invited online. The candidates can verify their candidature with e-sign, which would allow an Aadhar car holder to digitally sign a document. This will end the queuing in front of the government offices for signing the documents personally and also negate the possibility of taking bribe by the government officials. The portal will also allow the candidate to pay the exam fee through universal payment interface. There will be a digital locker, where the candidates could safely upload their digital certificate copies, which could further get checked by the government offices as they apply for any vacancy.
Shedding the requirement of attesting the certificates from any gazzetted officers has already made the process easier for the candidates. The government of India has also announced that from this year onwards there would be no personal interview round for junior Group B and all Group C and D level posts in the government offices and ministries. Only those candidates applying for senior group level group B and group A posts, would have to face the personal interview round in all the central ministry, autonomous body and public sector undertaking vacancies. To minimize the human contact in the recruitment matters, the government has also planned to send the appointment letters e-signed to the selected candidates through email.
Quite a few posts in the past required police verification and took almost three to six months for the same. Many candidates had complained about bribes that they have to pay to the officers to fast track the proceedings. Through this portal the whole process could get cut short and make candidates join their job immediately after their selection and online self-declaration of having no criminal history. The appointment of the candidates would remain provision until the time-bound police report arrives about the particular candidates.