State Times NewsJAMMU: Press Information Bureau (PIB) Jammu and Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India organised a webinar on ‘National Recruitment Agency and its Benefits’ through digital platform.The webinar was attended by Devpreet Singh, Additional Director General, PIB, Northern Region, Mohd Shafi Pundit, former Chairman, PSC J&K and Rahul Sharma, former Chairman SSB, J&K.The webinar focused on new recruitment system that is National Recruitment Agency and how it will bring paradigm shift in the recruitment cycle.Neha Jalali, Deputy Director, ROB/PIB Head Jammu also attended the webinar.Field Outreach Bureau, Doda was co-host for webinar that was attended by aspirants from Jammu, Doda and other districts.Devpreet Singh, while introducing the subject, said that new recruitment system would bring systemic shift in the recruitment process and is in line of government’s vision of “Ease of Living for the Young Job Aspirants” by facilitating ease of recruitment, selection and job placement.The Common Eligibility Test would help in streamlining the whole recruitment system as it will conduct recruitment exams initially for various bodies like Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs), Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and Staff Selection Commission(SSC) and would gradually expand its operations.”.She said that new system will reduce the lengthy recruitment cycle and reduce the burden on students to appear separately for multiple recruitment exams. More over it will benefit rural students especially women candidates.Earlier Neha Jalali briefed about the objective of the webinar and said that there was need to generate awareness about the new reform in the recruitment process that would facilitate access, affordability, transparency and a level playing field for the candidates from varying background.Mohd Shafi Pundit explained the history and evolution of the Recruitment System in India and provided comparative analysis of the National Recruitment Agency with the recruitment system in the other countries and also in different eras in history.He further explained the benefits that Common Eligibility Test will bring to the aspirants through a common exam with a common curriculum.He said that since the CET will be held in multiple tiers and the scores will be valid for three years, it will bring a big relief as aspirants will not have to go through the multiple exams and problems associated.Rahul Sharma explained the broad functions and procedural details of the National Recruitment Agency and CET.Explaining the benefits of NRA in detail he said that one single examination i.e., CET, option to candidate to appear in preferred language, decreasing of burden on candidate to appear in multiple exams, no clashing dates for various exams were some of the drastic reforms presented by the NRA.He further said that the candidates could appear in morning/evening shifts at a Centre in their own districts that would hugely increase the number of candidates appearing in various recruitment exams throughout the country.He said the NRA was a great enabler as it would reduce the difficulties faced by the youth of the backward districts for commuting to far off places for appearing in exams. He said that the model will focus on setting up Recruitment centers in these areas makes it a significant development initiative.The webinar was moderated by Abhishek Kumar, Assistant Director, PIB Jammu. The expert lectures were followed by an interactive session with the students /candidates during which candidates clarified various doubts with respect to NRA.Rajesh Sharma, Incharge Field Outreach Bureau Doda presented vote of thanks.The webinar was attended by students/candidates, academicians, government officials from various Districts of Jammu Region.
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