Union Finance Minister on saturday presented Budget 2020 in which she stated that National Recruitment Agency will be set up in order to recruit eligible candidates for the Government and Public Sector Banks through Common Eligibility Test (CET)
Common Eligibility Test
In Budget 2020, a Common Eligibility Test (CET) will be conducted for the recruitment of Non-Gazetted Posts. For this, National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will be set up. Government Exams like Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) or Cell (RRC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts various pan India level. From now onwards, same role of conducting examination across different states, cities and sitricts is proposed to be held by NRA.
Why is there a need of National Recruitment Agency?
Presently, candidates have to appear for multiple examination conducted by multiple agencies at different points for similar post which places a burden on time, effort and cost of young people. So, there is a need of a national level of recruitment which will be an independent, professional specialised organisation that will be conducting common eligibility test for non gazetted post.
NRA will include which Jobs
Jobs that may fall under the ambit of proposed NRA are given below:
- RRB Group D Recruitment
- RRB NTPC Recruitment Examination
- SSC CGL Examination
- SSC CHSL Examination
- SSC MTS Examination
- SSC JHT Examination
What else will be done?
A test centre will be set up in every district specially in aspirational districts.
It will also be proposed to evolve a robust mechanism for appointment including direct recruitment to tribunals and specialised bodies to attract best talents and professional experts.
There is also a proposal for strengthing the contratuals employees.