National Recruitment Agency: Game-changer in govt recruitment – Union Minister Jitendra Singh

The government’s decision on the ‘National Recruitment Agency’ to be Game-Changer in the recruitment sector that brings Recruitment to the villages and towns.

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Press Information Bureau, Kolkata organized a webinar on Monday (31st August 2020) on the “National Recruitment Agency“. Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh was addressing the webinar and said that

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National Recruitment Agency to bring a paradigm shift in the recruitment system and help meet the aspiration of the youth in finding the right job, opine Experts.

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Dr. Jitendra Singh emphasizes that “it is not only a Governance reform but also a socio-economic reform” ((it is not only a Governance reform but also a socio-economic reform, Tweet by Dr. Jitendra Singh)).

Different industry experts attended the webinar including experts from Industry, Government sector along academicians deliberated. The entire discussion was based on the policy-making developments for the National Recruitment Agency in the government recruitment sector. The various policy perspective prospects such as benefits, roles, etc were discussed in the webinar by experts.

Shri Samrat Bandyopadhyay, Deputy Director (M & C), PIB, Kolkata organized this special occasion along with other members such as Journalists, Government senior officials including Ms. Jane Namchu, ADG(M&C) from Doordarshan Kolkata, All India Radio Kolkata, PIB Ranchi, and PIB Patna.

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “the decision is a Game-Changer in the recruitment sector that brings Recruitment to the villages and towns”. He said that “the job opportunities to candidates are a transformational endeavor that would greatly enhance the ease of living for the youth”. He emphasized better student recruitment processes and on best practices in the recruitment sector. Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “National Recruitment Agency to bring a paradigm shift in the recruitment system and help meet the aspiration of the youth in finding the proper job”. He said that “it is not only a Governance reform but also a socio-economic reform”.

Shri Braj Raj Sharma, Former Chairman, SSC said in the Webinar that “it is a WIN-WIN scenario for all in the value chain of recruitment, whether it is the job seekers, recruiting organizations, or Human Resources personnel. 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, Divyangsand those from rural areas to apply for government jobs”.

He said “it would have special emphasis on developing examination infrastructure in the 117 aspirational districts”. 

Shri Prem Pal Sharma, Former Executive Director and Joint Secretary, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways said that “the 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”.

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Shri A Nigam, Former Adviser Industrial Relations, Ministry of Railways said that “the decision has been seen in the context of recent Government decision of National Educational Policy 2020. Vocational training at the school level is a value addition for a job-seeker and would help the candidate in finding the job of their choice while applying for the specialized job description”, he said. “So, other Government initiatives have to been seen in sync with the decision of the Government on the National Recruitment Agency”. He said, “India could play a vital role in the global arena as a population of youth with the right talent is quintessential for the growth and development of the country”.

Shri Arimardan Singh, Additional Director General, PIB Ranchi said “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 a different manner as per different curriculum”.

Enunciating the positives of the National Recruitment Agency, Shri Soumya Dutta, General Secretary, AIBOC and Shri Asish Biswas, Former DGM SBI and Circle Development Officer, HR In-Charge, North-East Region, mentioned that the “specialized job profile of banking sector would be helpful by one test at the preliminary level and thereafter, Tier 2 and 3 examination help in the placement of the right candidate for specific job description and profile”. Shri Biswas said that “the NRA role is vital for selecting the right candidate at the right time for various Government jobs and help address the demand of youth in finding a job in fitment with their talent and potential”.

Shri Sanyuk Banerjee, Advocate, District Judges Court, PurboBardhamaan said that “the efficacy and efficiency of the National Recruitment Agency depend on the job-seeking candidates who have to be proactive in selecting the job as per their choice at the right time and right organization”.

Abdur Rahman Mallick, Advocate, Delhi High Court said that “reforms in the recruitment sector with job opportunities for the younger population of this country are in line with the essence of Constitution of India – Right to Life with Human Dignity and a welcome initiative in that endeavor”.

This entire webinar was organised to discuss various policy making reforms for National Recruitment Agency.

Source: PIB Delhi Press Release, 31st August 2020.

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References:

  1. Union Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency, Press Information Bureau, Aug 31, 2020. Accessed on: Sep 1, 2020. [Online]. Available: pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1649986.

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