Tuesday, October 27, 2015
“Cancelling the direct interview process will be of tremendous relief to the poor people who desperately look for recommendations, and will reduce the instances of frauds committed by brokers who promise jobs on payment of money.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the system of direct interviews for the Group B, C and D posts in Central Government offices shall be cancelled from January 1, 2016 onwards. Henceforth, clearing the written round is all it takes for qualifying. Direct interviews shall not be held anymore. The news has brought great relief to job seekers all over the country.
“On my Independence Day address, I had presented a suggestion that the direct interview round for entry-level employees in central government services should be cancelled. Following this, the Central Government has completed all the tasks required to remove the direct interview rounds for lower-level employments. Henceforth, there shall be no direct interview round for jobs of the Group B, C, and D categories in Central Government services. This shall come into force from January 1, 2016 onwards.
Direct interviews encourage irregularities and corruption. The system also leads to the exploitation of the poor by those in power. Money is being looted from the poor in the name of finding jobs for them. Most often, they don’t get the jobs even after paying money.
While pondering over it, I wondered why direct interviews have to be conducted for these recruitments. I have never heard anyone claim that they can completely analyze the behaviour and mindset of a person by simply talking to him or her for a few minutes. Cancelling the process of direct interviews will stop the people of the economically weaker sections from spending huge sums of money for recommendations and bribes to get the jobs. This will save them from the traps of brokers who con them and loot money from them.