Group 1 job aspirants jubilant as TS government abolishes interviews

The order said that interviews will be canceled for all recruitments notified on or after the issue of these orders by the various recruitment agencies of the government including the Departmental Selection Committees

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 April 2022 2:46 AM GMT
Group 1 job aspirants jubilant as TS government abolishes interviews

Hyderabad: Telangana government has decided to abolish interviews for Group-1 service jobs in the state. "Government, after careful examination of the matter in consultation with the Telangana State Public Service Commission, to ensure a more transparent and bias-free selection process and complete trust of the competing candidates in the selection process, hereby order to abolish interviews for all the Telangana State Public Service Commission examinations under all categories including Group-1 services for all the recruitments notified on or after the issue of these orders," the order said,

The order said that interviews will be canceled for all recruitments notified on or after the issue of these orders by the various recruitment agencies of the government including the Departmental Selection Committees (constituted for selection to various departments). Earlier the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) used to conduct interviews with the students who had clear written examinations. The marks obtained by the candidates in both exams and interviews were considered for the final merit list.

"Scrapping interviews increases transparency," said Chandra Sekhar Reddy, a DYSP aspirant from Hyderabad. "Interviews are always arbitrary. It depends on the panel and the day. Approximately 1200 students will be called for the interview. There are chances that some students may have contacts with higher echelons in the government and they could push for awarding more marks. It removes all kinds of nepotism and favoritism," he said.

Chandra Sekhar said it is a good decision by the government and reduces a lot of stress. He said written examination increases the motivation.

Sham Sundar Reddy, another aspirant from Dilkushnagar also said that he was very happy with the government's decision. "The Group-1 notification is coming after 11 years. The cancellation of interviews is going to reduce the duration of the recruitment process by at least 4 to 5 months. Also, there is more transparency. Now people cannot influence interviewers. Candidates with the required knowledge will ultimately get selected," he said.

Sham, along with other Group-1 aspirants urged the government to give at least 3 years of age relaxation to all uniform posts under Group-1 services. On April 12, Chief Minister's Office tweeted that the cabinet had decided to relax the age limit eligibility for candidates for police recruitment by 3 years in the wake of large-scale job placements in the state. "Is this age relaxation applicable to all police posts like DySP, Forest SP, Excise SP, etc, or only for the Sub Inspector and Constable posts? The government needs to clarify this," added Sham. bbbbn

Earlier, on March 9, Chief Minister KCR had announced group-1 recruitment after 11 years. This was for the first time since the formation of Telangana. He had said that there will be 503 recruitments in Group-1 services this year.

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