The home service for the presentation of the digital life certificate for retirees, the online test for government contracting and the suppression of job interviews in 23 states and eight Union Territories were some of the key initiatives taken by the Ministry of Staff this year.
In a statement Thursday, the ministry said Mission Karmayogi, the national program for capacity building in the civil service, and a renewed scheme for the prime minister’s awards for excellence in public administration were also launched in 2020.
Giving details, he said that the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved in August this year the creation of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA), paving the way for a transformative reform in the recruitment process for positions. in the central government.
The NRA, a multi-agency body, will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to screen / shortlist candidates for Group B and Group C (non-technical) positions, according to the release.
The NRA will have representatives from the Ministry of Railways, the Ministry of Finance / Department of Financial Services, the Personnel Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Contracting Board (RRB) and the Bank Personnel Selection Institute (IBPS), he said. .
There will be examination centers in all districts of the country and it would greatly improve access to candidates located in remote areas, according to the statement.
“Women candidates, especially from rural areas, face limitations to appear in multiple exams, since they have to organize transportation and places to stay in places that are far away. Sometimes they have to find suitable people to accompany them to these centers that are far away. The location of the testing centers in each district would greatly benefit candidates from rural areas in general and women in particular, ”he said.
Cabinet had also approved the launch of a National Civil Services Capacity Building Program (NPCSCB) in September of this year.
The NPCSCB has been carefully designed to lay the foundation for capacity building for civil servants to remain rooted in Indian culture and sensibilities and stay connected, to their roots, while learning from the best institutions and practices around the world, according to the statement. .
The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) of the Department of Posts and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) have successfully launched the initiative of the Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare: “Home service for the presentation of the certificate of digital life via postman “in November.
The facility to submit life certificates online through the Jeevan Pramaan portal was launched by the prime minister in November 2014 with the aim of providing a convenient and transparent facility for pensioners to submit life certificates, he said.
To make this service available across the country, the Retiree Pensions and Welfare Department connected to the India Payments Bank (IPPB) and used its huge network of postmen and gramin dak sevaks to provide door-to-door facilities to residents. retired for the delivery of life digitally certified.
In July 2020, the Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Claims and Pensions, Jitendra Singh, launched the renewed PM awards for excellence in public administration scheme “to recognize the performance of district collectors in the performance indicators, economic development, people’s participation and the compensation of public complaints, ”the statement said.
“The job interview has been abolished in 23 states and 8 territories of the Union of India. This is a follow-up to the abolition of the interview for Group B (unpublished) and Group C positions in central government since 2016, ”he said.