New Delhi: Now candidates who are attending the recruitment exams of UPSC, RRB and SSC will be able to access their scores online. According to Press Trust of India, these agencies have been asked by the union government to share online the scores of aspirants taking competitive exams. With this move, private firms scouting for talent can use scores or marks obtained by job aspirants in examinations conducted by these agencies, an idea that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mooted last year.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conduct exams and interviews for recruitment for various posts in government sector.
"Now, it has been decided that all the recruitment agencies viz. UPSC, Staff Selection Commission, RRB etc. will use National Career Service or NCS portal of Ministry of Labour and Employment for disclosures of scores and rankings of the candidates," an order issued recently by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
According to DoPT order, all the public recruitment agencies were requested to link their respective web pages to NCS portal (www.ncs. ov.in) of Ministry of Labour and Employment for disclosure of scores/rankings of all the candidates appearing in the final stage of each recruitment process being conducted by them.
The order also asked all the Ministries/Departments to direct the recruitment agencies working under them for doing the needful in this regard.
The initiative is aimed at the government's effort to boost hiring by the private sector, reported PTI.
Apart from UPSC, SSC and RRB, the office memorandum from DoPT, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions dated July 19, has also been sent to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Indian Army/ Services Selection Board, Indian Air Force/ Armed Forces Selection Board, Indian Navy, All Para Military Forces (CISF CRPF, BSF, ITPB, SSB, Assam Rifles), CBDT, CBEC, All Public Sector Banks , NABARD, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), National Highways Authority of India, National Airport Authority of India, National Human Rights Commission and all Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs).
Prospective recruiters from the private sector could use these scores to identify candidates who rank high in this list even if they did not make the cut for a slot in premier services such as the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service.
According an earlier report, the UPSC said that it will start doing this for every public recruitment examination.
"There shall be an "Opt-out Clause" which shall be applicable for the candidates who qualify for the final stage of the examination," an announcement by the commission said earlier.
UPSC conduct competitive examinations to select officers for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.
The SSC conducts examinations to select candidates for various government departments, same as RRB conducts tests to select employees for various departments in Indian Railways.
Results of government controlled entrance examinations for engineering - JEE - and medical colleges - NEET - are already being used by private colleges for admissions.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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