March 28, 2016
Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi address at the Bloomberg India Economic Forum 2016
PM Sh. Narendra Damodardas Modi said,
In a reform to eliminate corruption in government recruitment, we have abolished interviews for lower and middle level positions. They will now be filled on the basis of transparent examination results.
You are aware that results of Government entrance examinations for engineering and medical colleges are being used by private colleges also. I am happy to announce one more measure to improve the labour market and benefit the unemployed.
The Government and Public Sector Undertakings conduct a number of recruitment examinations. So far, the scores in these examinations have been retained by the Government. Hereafter, we will make available the results and the candidate information openly to all employers, wherever consent is given by the candidate. This will create a positive externality.
It will provide a rich data base which can be used by private sector employers as a ready-made and objective sourcing and screening mechanism. It will reduce search costs in the labour market for both employers and employees. It will enable better matching of candidates from labour surplus areas with jobs in other regions.
The full text of the Prime Minister’s speech can be viewed and listen at, PMINDIA.gov.in/PMs-address-at-the-Bloomberg-India-Economic-Forum-2016
We can say Government has taken remarkable step, and this is going to give job seekers a good opportunity.