Private Sector Will Get Access To Govt’s Database With Lakhs Of Job Applicants

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, the Narendra Modi administration has proposed that the private sector can tap into job applications that the government receives for employment in the public sector.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) issued a notice in this regard on 2 December.

The central government is considering setting up a one-stop recruitment agency that would conduct a GMAT-like exam — called the Common Eligibility Test (CET), which will save applicants the trouble of taking several tests — to recruit or shortlist candidates.

In the notice, the DoPT has proposed compilation of a database by this recruitment agency that will have applications of lakhs of aspirants applying for jobs in the government sector. This database will be made available to the private sector.

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“The CET (Common Eligibility Test) score can also be utilised by the private sector, for consideration of eligible candidates, other than those selected by government recruitment agencies, for appointment in their organisations, by entering into an arrangement with the specialised agency for CET,” the notice stated.

Source: The Print

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