The scores of candidates who attend competitive government job exams such as UPSC, RRB and SSC will now be displayed online. The union government has asked these organising bodies to share online the scores of aspirants taking competitive exams.
What is the benefit of making competitive exams scores online?
This will make private firms scouting for talent use scores or marks obtained by job aspirants in examinations conducted by these agencies, an idea that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mooted last year.
The government bodies that come under the purview of this order are:
- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
- Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
- Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conduct exams and interviews for recruitment for various posts in government sector
Department of Personnel and Training order
"Now, it has been decided that all the recruitment agencies like UPSC, Staff Selection Commission, RRB etc. will use National Career Service or NCS portal of Ministry of Labour and Employment for disclosures of scores and rankings of the candidates," an order issued recently by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
According to DoPT order, all the public recruitment agencies were requested to link their respective web pages to NCS portal of Ministry of Labour and Employment for disclosure of scores/rankings of all the candidates appearing in the final stage of each recruitment process being conducted by them. The order also asked all the Ministries/Departments to direct the recruitment agencies working under them for doing the needful in this regard. The initiative is aimed at the government's effort to boost hiring by the private sector, reported PTI.
Other departments that the order has been sent to are:
- Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
- Indian ArmyServices Selection Board
- Indian Air Force/ Armed Forces Selection Board
- Indian Navy
- All Para Military Forces (CISF CRPF, BSF, ITPB, SSB, Assam Rifles)
- All Public Sector Banks
- Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
- National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
- National Highways Authority of India
- National Airport Authority of India
- National Human Rights Commission
- All Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs)
Recruiters from the private sector could also use these scores to identify candidates who rank high in this list even if they did not make the cut for a slot in premier services such as the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service.
According to an earlier report, the UPSC said that it will start doing this for every public recruitment examination. "There shall be an "Opt-out Clause" which shall be applicable for the candidates who qualify for the final stage of the examination," an announcement by the commission said earlier.