Dr. Jitendra Singh who is the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Government of India, said in a press meeting that the CET score could be shared with the Recruiting Agencies in the State and Union Territory governments as well as Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) ((@DrJitendraSingh, Common Eligibility Test by #NationalRecruitmentAgency can be shared with recruiting agencies in State & UT Govts, PSUs & also Pvt Sector. This would save cost and time spent on recruitment, also convenient & cost-effective for young job aspirants. A win-win arrangement for both, Twitter, Aug 22, 2020. Accessed on: Aug 24, 2020. [Online]. Available: twitter.com/DrJitendraSingh/status/1297152963484377088)).
He said that it will actually help the recruiting agencies including the State and Union Territory Governments to save the recruitment cost and the time spent on recruitment, while at the same time also be convenient and cost-effective for the young job aspirants. He said that later on CET score can be shared with the Private Sector as well if any private recruiting agency shows interest.
He said that later on CET score can be shared with the Private Sector as well if any private recruiting agency shows interest.
Union Cabinet has already approved the proposal shared by the DoPT (Department of Personnel & Training) at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday ((Union Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency, Press Information Bureau, Aug 19, 2020. Accessed on: Aug 20, 2020. [Online]. Available:pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1647000)).
Union Territories, State government, and private recruiting agencies can sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) if they want to avail the CET score for the recruitment, said Dr. Jitendra Singh.
Dr. Jitendra Singh further revealed that the many State and Union Territories officials are in touch with him which has expressed their interest to sign a MOU for availing the CET Score. Most of the Chief Ministers are also quite enthusiastic and favorable to adopt this reform, he informed.
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He further informed that “Those who are appearing for the exam, relaxation in the upper age limit shall be given to candidates of SC/ST/OBC and other categories as per existing government policy”.
The CET will have no correlation or incompatibility with the rules of recruitment like domicile etc. followed by certain States or Union Territories. Contrary to misgiving in certain quarters, the CET will not be conducted only in Hindi and English language but will be conducted in 12 Indian languages to begin with, he added.
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