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7th CPC may recommend computer literacy test mandatory for increments, promotions


06 Nov, 2015 1:38p.m.

The Seventh Pay commission is planning to recommend computer literacy test mandatory for all central government employees to become eligible for annual increments and promotions.

Pitching for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Digital India Programme, the pay commission is likely to move towards digital governance, which would not only ensure transparency but also bring accountability.

“We are giving importance to Digital India and want to move towards mobile governance, by which good governance will come naturally and there will be transparency and accountability,” once PM Modi said.

A pay panel official said that technology is needed to empower government employees. “India will not make progress till all government employees have computers knowledge. Computers knowledge will help the all employees in file circulation electronically leading to swift process and speedy decisions.”

He added that the pay panel likely to make passing computer test mandatory for all central government employees below the age of 50 for annual increment.

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