Sucheta Dalal :SSC to quicken up recruitment process for 17000 vacancies
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SSC to quicken up recruitment process for 17,000 vacancies   

November 3, 2009


The Staff Selection Commission (SSC), which is entrusted with the responsibility of recruiting middle level employees in the Union government, has drawn up a comprehensive plan to fast track recruitment process to fill up around 17,000 vacancies in the middle levels.

Speaking at a workshop on Question Bank Project, RN Raghupathy, chairman, SSC, said the present recruitment cycle—from the date of announcement to the filling up of vacancies—is too long and results in delayed recruitments.

To meet the challenge, the Commission has drawn up a new timeframe for recruitment—six months for single-tier examinations, nine months for recruitment through two-tier examination and maximum of 12 months for three-tier examinations, Mr Raghupathy said.

To ensure optimum selection process, the Commission is restructuring the examination system with greater emphasis on objective type tests. These exams will test candidate’s language skills, comprehension, mathematical ability, general intelligence and general awareness, it said in a release.

In order to strengthen multiple choice questions based examination system, the Commission has launched the Question Bank Project. The project in Mumbai will be developing multiple choice questions in English language and comprehension skills while the project for general intelligence is taken up in Bengaluru and on mathematical ability in Chennai.

Talking about recruiting local candidates within their region, the SSC chairman said that the local aspiration can be met by accommodating as many candidates as possible within their region and filling up the remaining vacancies through candidates from other regions.
-Yogesh Sapkale [email protected]

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