Employment fair institutionalizes government recruitment based on merit and transparency


Future historians will record the fact that during the last nine years as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has reformed the government recruitment process by introducing the practice of holding regular job fairs and doing away with interviews to ensure transparency in recruitment. tried to institutionalize the processOn the other hand, by promoting the ‘Startup Movement’, he made the country aware of alternative means of employment other than the government, as a result of which the number of startups in this country increased 300 times to about one lakh. Of these, the number of unicorns is more than 100 and India ranks third in the world’s startup ecosystem.

At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the backdrop of India 100 in 2047, misses no opportunity to remind youth new entrants in or out of government about the important role they will play during the next 25 years of amrit kaal Let’s leave The Rozgar Mela is a step towards fulfilling the commitment of Prime Minister Modi towards employment generation in the country. These job fairs are expected to act as a catalyst in the process of employment generation and provide meaningful opportunities to the youth for their empowerment and direct participation in national development.

Since the inauguration on 22 October 2022, these job fairs have been organized in six installments across the country. As a result, more than 4.25 lakh appointment letters have been distributed to the eligible candidates. On June 13, 2023, the sixth installment of the Rojgar Mela was organized at 43 different places across the country. The recruitment process for these posts is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and other respected recruitment agencies through transparent and time-bound processes.

The newly recruited candidates, representing a diverse talent pool from across the country, are posted in various government departments and positions including Financial Services, Posts, School Education, Higher Education, Revenue, Atomic Energy, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Railways. Will contribute

The Prime Minister launched an initiative called ‘Mission Karmayogi’ to further enhance the skills of government employees and provide an ecosystem of training infrastructure that would facilitate a civil servant to upgrade himself as per the requirements of his role. . This online platform offers multiple e-learning courses accessible on various devices, making learning easy for the candidates. More than five lakh Karmayogis from various government departments are already enrolled on this portal related to capacity building. Keeping in view the needs and requirements of the newly recruited candidates, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has recently launched an online module named ‘Karmayogi Prarambh’ on the DDDDSHLDSHLDMDDDHDWDDD4SDDDDB portal, where ‘anywhere on any device’ mode of learning More than 400 e-learning courses have been made available for These courses cover essential topics such as Understanding Motivation, Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Code of Conduct for Government Employees, Self-Leadership, Effective Communication, Stress Management as well as introductory courses on Microsoft Excel and Word. The Government aims to promote individual and organizational effectiveness and a culture of excellence and innovation by empowering the workforce by equipping them with these critical skills.

Apart from the successful Rozgar Mela and the ‘Karmayogi Pramadh’ initiative, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has undertaken several reforms to ensure orderliness and transparency. These notable reforms include abolition of interview for Group C and Group D level posts, adoption of computer based examination system to improve efficiency and introduction of self-attestation.

The Modi government’s commitment to the welfare of the weaker sections is evident through initiatives such as providing multiple opportunities to ex-servicemen to avail reservation benefits and ensuring the implementation of reservation provisions for persons with benchmark disabilities.

While the government is continuing its efforts to provide employment opportunities in the public sector through job fairs, it is also actively engaged in encouraging employment generation in the private sector. PM Gatishakti National Master Plan, expansion of national highways and airports, development of metro rail network and waterways, promotion of startups, rural road connectivity, renewable energy capacity and domestic manufacturing under ‘Make in India’ and ‘Self-reliant India’ campaign Initiatives such as promotion are contributing significantly to the creation of employment opportunities. While the PM Gatishakti National Master Plan has been prepared to accelerate infrastructure projects, the expansion of the national highway network and industrial corridors is expected to create immense employment opportunities. There has been a significant increase in the number of airports and metro rail network, and efforts related to development of waterways, development of start-ups, rural road connectivity, renewable energy capacity and digitization have further increased employment opportunities. Shri Narendra Modi’s commitment to making the most of contemporary India’s asset like youth power is reflected in each of his successive initiatives.

(The author is Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions)

– Dr. Jitendra Singh

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