New Delhi, Sept 30: Nearly a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence-Day promise to end the culture of 'sifarish', the government may do away with same.
If reports are to believed, then the government may soon do away with the process of interviews in junior posts.
In addition, the move is expected to hasten the process of recruitment. Yet, the government is keen that a fool-proof system is evolved, which is not prone to misuse in the future."
As per an NDTV report, "Under the new system, which will come into effect from January 1 next year, skill tests and physical tests will not be dispensed with and candidates will have to prove their competence before being recruited, the sources said.
In case a department feels an interview is a must, they have to seek special permission from the Department of Personnel and Training."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on August 15 suggested states and his cabinet colleagues should do away with the practice of holding interviews for recruitment at junior levels saying this system breeds corruption.
"One of the areas of corruption is recruitment. Even the poorest of the poor wants that his son should get a job," Modi had said lamenting that many lose out due to corruption in the process of interviews.
"I urge upon state governments and my colleagues in the government that as far as possible we should end the practice of holding interviews for small jobs. We should recruit on the basis of merit. The will help the poor get rid of this kind of corruption and we should strive to work in this direction. This is my request," he had further said.
The Prime Minister had suggested that in jobs where physical test was required or top-level jobs jobs where personality or appearance are important, there can be a different system.