Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday (1 February) proposed setting up of a National Recruitment Agency for various non-gazetted government posts.
Sitharaman, while delivering her budget speech, said that the Centre intends to bring major reform in the recruitment to non-gazetted posts in government and public sector banks.
“At present, candidates have to appear for multiple examinations conducted by multiple agencies at different points of time for similar posts. This places enormous burden on time, effort and cost for young people,” the Finance Minister said.
"To mitigate the hardships so faced, it is proposed to set up a National Recruitment Agency as an independent, professional, special organisation for conduct of compute-based online common eligibility tests for recruitment to non-gazetted posts,” FM Sitharaman said.
She added that a test centre in every district, particularly in the aspirational districts, would be set up for the tests.
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