While Sikkim and Meghalaya have not taken any measure for discontinuing the interview process, information regarding the state of Nagaland is not available, added Mr Singh. "Further, it has been informed by the state of Odisha that steps have already been taken to implement scrapping of interview system concerning junior level posts (Group B and C) of all departments," the minister said.
Mr Singh said the primary objective of implementing this decision is to curb corruption in the recruitment of junior level posts. This will also reduce the problems of poor aspirants to a great extent. He also mentioned about the benefits of removing interview as a part of the selection process for junior level posts highlighting the reports of Daman and Diu government. It has benefited the government economically 'by way of savings on account of non-application of travelling allowance or daily allowance and other expenditure involved in calling candidates for interview.'
(With Inputs From PTI)