Newdelhi:9/6/23:Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said, “National Rozgar Mela” a unique concept visualised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has institutionalised the government’s recruitment process.
Briefing the media about the 9 years achievements of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh said, hallmark of most of the administrative and governance reforms are youth-centric and Rozgar Mela stands apart as a major and bold initiative to provide government jobs to youth, besides creating millions of job opportunities through various schemes.
The Minister informed that through Rozgar Mela, the Central Government and co-operating State Governments to distribute 10 Lakh appointment letters in mission mode.
Dr Jitendra Singh quoted the Prime Minister Modi in the last Rozgar Mela in May, 2023 as saying, “In last 9 years the government has prioritized the recruitment process by making it faster, transparent and unbiased”. He also recalled the difficulties faced in the recruitment process, the Prime Minister pointed out that the Staff Selection Board took roughly 15-18 months to onboard the new recruits whereas today it takes only 6-8 months.
Referring to other youth-centric recruitment reforms, Dr Jitendra Singh said, interviews abolished for Group B Non Gazetted and lower posts, leading to more transparency, Computer based examinations introduced in place of paper-based exams, Regional languages introduced in SSC exams for various Posts leading to increased participation of youth for govt jobs.
Dr Jitendra Singh concluded by saying that innovative changes in National Rozgar Mela, a more robust Capacity Building & Training Framework for Civil Servants from bottom to top rung, more use of technology like Artificial Intelligence and regular holding of “Chintan Shivirs” for free exchange of ideas are way forward for the Ministry.