Important Decision of Modi cabinet: NRA to Conduct Common Eligibility Entrance Test.
National Recruitment Agency gets Cabinet’s nod. Common Eligibility Test for govt jobs, PSBs
- The National Recruitment Agency was first proposed by the government in the Union Budget 2020
- Union Cabinet approved setting up national recruitment agency that will conduct Common Eligibility Test One Nation One Test.
National Recruitment Agency (NRA)
Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to set up National Recruitment Agency that will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for selection to non-gazetted posts in the central government and public sector banks. “The National Recruitment Agency will prove to be a boon for crores of youngsters,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet. “This decision will benefit job seeking youth of the country,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
Common Eligibility Entrance Test
There will be single entrance examination for all non-gazetted posts — Group B and C posts. Candidates who qualify this Common Entrance Test (CET) can apply to any recruitment agencies for higher level of examination. The score will be valid for three years during which candidate can apply for jobs in different sectors depending upon his/her aptitude and preferences.One Nation One Exam.
“Through the Common Eligibility Test, it will eliminate multiple tests and save precious time as well as resources. This will also be a big boost to transparency,” Narendra Modi added.
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Prakash Javadekar approves setting up of ‘National Recruitment Agency’
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday, approved setting up of National Recruitment Agency, an independent body to conduct examination for government jobs.
The setting up of such an agency to conduct a common eligibility test (CET) was announced in the Union Budget by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in February.
One Nation, One Test
The NRA will set up examination centres in every district of the country to help youths, especially women, from rural and far flung areas of the country, as they won”t be required to travel to another place to take recruitment tests, the statement issued by the Personnel Ministry said.
At present, “candidates have to appear in multiple examinations conducted by multiple agencies. Apart from the examination fees, candidates have to incur additional expenses for travel, boarding, lodging. A single examination would reduce the financial burden on candidates to a large extent”, it said.
A Common Eligibility Test would enable these candidates to appear once and apply to any or all of these recruitment agencies for the higher level of examination. This would indeed be a boon to all the candidates, the statement said.
On an average, 2.5-3 crore candidates appear in each of these examinations, it said.
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, who also addressed the media with Javadekar, termed the decision to set up the NRA as a historic, visionary and revolutionary reform in the field of recruitment for central government jobs.