NEW DELHI: With an ambitious aim of allotting 10 lakh new jobs in the next one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Rozgar Mela, a recruitment drive, via videoconferencing, in New Delhi on October 22. In its very first tranche, 75,000 citizens received their appointment letter in a single day.
Addressing the appointees, the Prime Minister said that keeping in mind the 75 years of Independence, the Central Government is giving appointment letters to 75,000 youngsters under a programme.
“We decided that a tradition of giving appointment letters in one go should be started so that a collective temperament of completing projects in a time-bound way develops in departments”, he said explaining the rationale of the Rozgar Mela.
In the coming days also, candidates will get their appointment letters from the Government from time to time. “I am happy that many NDA-ruled and BJP-ruled states along with the Union Territories will also organise similar melas”, he added.
The new recruits, selected from all over India, will join 38 Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India. Recruitment under Rozgar Mela will take place in almost all ministries, departments, PSUs, autonomous bodies, education and health Institutions, etc. The appointees will join the Government at various levels.
A statement from PMO said these recruitments are being done in ‘mission mode’ by ministries and departments. For this, ministries and departments are undertaking the process themselves or through recruiting agencies such as UPSC, SSC, Railway Recruitment Board.
To expedite the process, the Centre has initiated various reforms in the recruitment process. Technology has been incorporated to make the recruitment process rapid and there is a 60 per cent increase in examconducting capacity. Examination shifts have been increased from three to four. The document validation process has been simplified by the use of Digilocker and Aadhaar-based verification processes.