Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi has given its approval for creating a National Recruitment Agency, which would pave the way for transformations in the recruitment process for central government jobs.
Presently, candidates seeking government jobs have to appear through separate examinations which are conducted by multiple recruiting agencies.
Candidates pay the fee for multiple recruiting agencies and also have to travel long distances for appearing the exams.
These creates burden on candidates, as well as on respective arranging agencies, which involves repetitive expenditure, law and order security related issues and venue problems.
The multi-agency body NRA will conduct a Common Eligibility Test to screen and shortlist candidates for Group B and C (non-technical) posts.
NRA will cooperate with the of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, and the SSC, RRB & IBPS.
It is visioned that the NRA would be a secular body which could bring state-of-the-art technology and best innovations for the field of Central Government recruitment.
Examination Centres of every District of the country would access to the candidates located in far-flung areas.
Special arrangements on infrastructure in the 117 Aspirational Districts would go a long way in providing access to candidates at a place nearer to they reside.
The advantage in terms of cost, effort, safety would be immense.
This proffer will ease access to rural candidates; this would motivate the pastoral candidates residing in the remote areas to take the examination and enhance their presentation in Government jobs.
Job opportunities lie closer to the people is a radical step that significantly improves the ease of living for the youth. Women candidates face resistance in appearing in multiple examinations like for transportation and places to stay in places that are far away.
The district would greatly benefit candidates from rural areas in general and women candidates in particular.