Staff Selection Commission to notify over one lakh jobs

In a massive recruitment drive, the Staff Selection Commission will notify more than one lakh jobs in 2013-2014 and expects to complete the process of recruitment by September 2013, according to its Chairman N.K. Raghupathy.

The recruitment process will cover the departments of Income-Tax, Central Excise, Food Corporation of India, AIR and Doordarshan apart from notifying jobs for Central Paramilitary establishments. The notification for vacancies will shortly be issued.

Addressing a press conference here today along with the representatives of Central Industrial Security Force, the Staff Selection Commission Chairman said that next year will see a significant addition over 2012-13 indicated number of 85,000 job vacancies.

“The number could in fact go up further as we expect more vacancies to crop up requiring new recruitment,’’ he said and expressed that State Governments need to play a role in helping the process by reaching out the information to potential candidates in some of the remote parts of the State.

Extremist areas

In fact, recruitment for Paramilitary establishments in extremist sensitive areas has an interesting provision. The selection requires the candidates to be based in the district where recruitment is being taken up. Andhra Pradesh has 11 districts which have been identified as extremist sensitive.

While candidates in others parts of the country cannot apply for such jobs, those based in these districts can apply for jobs anywhere in the country.

Efforts have been made to ensure that the tests are conducted in regional language so that local candidates have access to job opportunities in any part of the country.

Paramilitary forces

In the case of recruitment of Paramilitary Forces such as Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, local police establishment is encouraged to train them for job opportunities.

He cited the example of Andhra Pradesh where about 5,307 candidates were chosen for the 10,076 vacancies. These jobs may be carried forward. It is proposed to come out with a notification on December 15, he said.

“Of the 86.5 lakh applications made last year, over 84,000 candidates were selected in 2011-12, with the ratio of 102:1. During 2013-14, we expect about 1.5 crore applications for over one lakh jobs,’’ he said.

Source: Business Line

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