Mumbai: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
intends to speed up the recruitment cycle in order to increase
the human resource for the public sector, a top official said
"The biggest challenge before the SSC is to speed up the
recruitment cycle for candidates appearing for its
examinations," SSC Chairman N K Raghupathy said.
"Therefore we plan to speed up the recruitment cycle so
that more candidates can be absorbed for the Government jobs."
The SSC, entrusted with the responsibility of recruiting
middle level employees in the Central Government, has drawn up
a comprehensive plan to fast track recruitment process.
"There are 17,000 vacancies to be filled up in the middle
levels of the Central Government. The recruitment process from
the date of announcement to the filling up of vacancies is too
long and it takes nearly one-and-a-half to two-years. We want
to cut down the gap to six-12 months," he said.
To meet this challenge, the SSC has drawn up a new time
frame for recruitment -- six months for single-tier
examinations, nine months for recruitment through two-tier
examinations and maximum of 12 months for 3-tier examinations,
Addressing the inaugural session of `Question Bank
workshop on General English and Comprehension,` Raghupathy
said, "We are restructuring the examination system with
greater emphasis on objective type tests."