The online test for hiring into non-gazetted positions in the federal government is probably going to be held before the end of this year, according to Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) under DoPT is getting ready to administer the computer-based online Common Eligibility Test (CET) for hiring non-gazetted positions.
In order to address concerns about linguistic bias raised by some southern states, he stated that the test will initially be administered in 12 languages and will subsequently cover all 22 languages listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.
At the two-day regional conference on governance in Bengaluru, organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and the Karnataka government, Singh was giving the closing address.
The characteristic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governance approach, according to Singh in his speech, is his ability to make unconventional judgments, break historical taboos, and transform official campaigns into widespread movements based on his daring, conviction, and sincerity.
The minister said, the prime minister's mantra of minimum government, and maximum governance means more involvement of citizens, innovation, use of the latest techniques and transparency.
The elimination of interviews was a proposal made by Modi during his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort ramparts on August 15, 2015, and it was put into practice by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on January 1, 2016, he claimed. This created a level playing field for all applicants.