Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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The proposal to set up a National Recruitment Agency to conduct the Common Eligibility Test on behalf of the Union Cabinet was approved on Wednesday. After this, Prime Minister Modi tweeted that this will strengthen transparency in the recruitment process.
He said, 'National recruitment agency will prove to be a boon for crores of youth. This will eliminate individual exams through shared eligibility tests and will also save resources over time. This will strengthen transparency. '
The #NationalRecruitmentAgency will prove to be a boon for crores of youngsters. Through the Common Eligibility Test, it will eliminate multiple tests and save precious time as well as resources. This will also be a big boost to transparency. https://t.co/FbCLAUrYmX
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 19, 2020
After the cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, 'Youths currently have to take many different exams for jobs. There are currently about 20 recruitment agencies for such examinations. Candidates also have to go to other places to take the exam. '
He said that there was a long-standing demand to remove problems in this regard. In view of this, the Union Cabinet has decided to form a 'National Recruitment Agency' to take the Common Eligibility Test.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh termed the decision as historic. He said that initially the examinations of the three agencies would come under the ambit of the National Recruitment Agency. Initially, the railway recruitment examination, banks recruitment examination and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will come under its purview, an official said.