New Delhi: The government on Tuesday notified how it will make public the scores and ranks of candidates appearing for government recruitment examinations—data that private companies can use to identify potential employees.
A portal will be created by the department of electronics and information technology, together with National Information Center (NIC) and the department of personnel and training (DOPT), to put the information in the public domain.
It’s in line with a promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March this year. Modi said private companies will be permitted to hire employees through government job tests, in a move to cut private sector hiring costs and create a better employment ecosystem.
Modi said this measure is one more step to improve the labour market and correct mismatches to benefit the unemployed as private companies will be permitted to hire through government job tests, Mint reported on 29 March.
At present, admission tests devised by medical colleges and technical schools such as the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are used by private educational institutes for selecting students.
DOPT, in a notification, said the government has approved the proposal of NITI Aayog to make public the scores and ranking of candidates appearing for recruitment examinations through a portal which increases the access of the unemployed to job opportunities.
The portal called “Integrated Information System for Public Recruitment Agencies” will have links to the web pages of various recruiting agencies.
The home page of the portal will display the details of the examinations conducted by the recruitment agencies in the past one year and date of announcement of the final results. The website will also have details of candidates along with their ranking and scores. The search can also be modified by specifying the name of the candidate or specific range of rankings.
The portal will display personal details of each candidate like name, date of birth, along with educational qualifications, total marks in the qualifying examination and ranking.
The notification also carries a few disclaimers. The disclaimer specifies that DOPT will not be responsible for the authenticity of data displayed by a recruiting agency, the sanctity/integrity of the process which will be followed by the recruiting agencies, recruitment undertaken based on the data/information disclosed and Right to Information applications or any other queries.
To be sure, participation of the candidate will be voluntary.
The government has allowed the candidate to opt out of the disclosure system at the time of filling up the application form.