Discontinuation of Interview at Junior Level Posts: The Summary of the State Response

Discontinuation of Interview at Junior Level Posts: The Summary of the State Response

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Estt. B Section

Discontinuation of Interview at Lower Level Posts

The Prime Minister in his address to the nation on the Independence Day has stressed the need to discontinue holding interviews for recruitment for such junior level posts where personality assessment is not an absolutely necessary requirement.

He has called upon the Government Organizations’ to end this practice at the earliest as it will help in curbing corruption, more objective selection in transparent manner substantially easing the problems of poor people.
He has emphasized that the recruitment should be made on merit basis through transparent, online processes leading to less Government and more Governance.
The Department of Personnel and Training on the basis of recommendations made by the Committee of Secretaries has already taken a decision to discontinue interviews at the junior level posts at Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted), Group ‘C’ ,Group ‘D’ (which are now reclassified as Group ’C’) and all equivalent posts.
All the advertisement for future vacancies will be without the Interview as part of the recruitment process. From 1st January 2016 there will be no recruitment with interview at the junior level posts, in Government of India Ministries/ Departments/attached Office/Subordinate Office/Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertakings.
The interviews will be done away even in cases where the selections were made purely on basis of performance in the interview. The Ministries/Departments/Organizations’ will consider revising the scheme for selection or such cases.

As the Skill Test or Physical Test is different from Interview they may continue. However these tests will only be of qualifying nature. Assessment will not be done on the basis of marks for such tests.

The decision to discontinue interview for the junior level posts across the country will be major step towards achieving the objectives of citizen centric transparent governance.

The matter has also been taken up with the State Governments/UTs to undertake similar exercise, from time to time. In this regard letters from Secretary (Personnel) to the State Chief Secretaries have been issued on 4th September 2015 and letters from MoS(PP) to the State Chief Ministers have been issued on 29th September 2015 and 1st January, 2016.
To facilitate the implementation of the directions of the Hon’ble Prime Minister further by the various Organizations/Ministries/Departments/Governments a one day workshop was also organized by the DOPT on 16th November 2015.
Some of the State Government have shared the status in this regard with the DOPT. The Summary of the State Responses on the Discontinuation of lnterview is as follows:
Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli No interviews in Group B
(non gazetted), C and D posts. They have issued a recruitment pattern.
Gujarat Government of Gujarat has
informed that the State Government had implemented the policy of
cancellation of interview in the direct recruitment, on the lower level
Haryana No interviews at Group ‘D’
Himachal Pradesh There is a proposal to
discontinue interview for Group C and Group B Posts
Jharkhand No interview in ‘D’, ‘C’,
and ‘B’ (non-gazetted)
Karnataka Government of Karnataka has
informed that the State Government has discontinued the procedure of
conducting interview for selection to Technical and Non-Technical Posts
in Group-C category, in the Government.
Kerala At present no interview are
there for group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts and even for some of the gazetted
Maharashtra Interviews for the
recruitment of the clerks have been discontinued. For Class 2 non-Gazetted,
Class 3 and 4 posts, interviews have been done away. The State
Government has taken a decision and issued directions to the effect that
the direction of discontinuation of Interview will also be applicable to
all State Government undertakings and local bodies.
About 61% of the recruitment is done without interview.
Manipur It was informed that the
State Government had undertaken the recruitment of Graduate Teachers
under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Sikhsha Abhiyaan (RMSA) without conducting
interview. This measure was successfully undertaken and was completely
transparent and corruption free.
It was informed that the second pilot measure in this regard is being
undertaken by the Health Department.
Puducherry Notification for
discontinuation of interviews for Group C, D, and non-gazetted Group B
has been issued.
Some of the Departments
have already implemented the decision and that there has been no problem
with completely doing away with interviews for the posts of SDO in
Irrigation Department, Senior Assistant in Secretariat and for a few
lower level posts in Agro Industry Department.
Rajasthan The representative from
Rajasthan informed that interviews have been discontinued in some posts
and retained in some of them.
For Class 3/Ministerial staff and Group D/Class 4 level recruitment,
there have been no interview. Similarly for Constable, there have been
only written test and physical test. The interviews have been dispensed
away for all the posts under the Rajasthan Education Service Rules,
For Group D/Class 4 level
posts there are no interviews. At Group C/III level, for 90% of posts
there are no interviews.
Telangana Teachers — no interviews
Tamil Nadu The recruitment is done by
the following four recruitment boards and the status vis-é-vis
conducting the interview is as follows:-

5) Uniform Services Board- No interview
6) Medical Services Board- No interview
7) Teachers Recruitment Board- No interview
8) Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) – has assorted posts in
which there is some degree of posts with interviews.
In the State 85% of the total posts do not have interview as a part of
recruitment process.

Uttarakhand The state Government has
abolished interviews in the group (non gazetted).
There has been no interview in Class 3/4 levels of posts.
Uttar Pradesh No more interview for

Disclaimer: The above status is based on the information provided by the
State/UT representatives’ in the workshop held in New Delhi on 16.11.2015 and

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