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Unsuccessful candidates may get plum posts in private firms

The Centre has prepared a mechanism to provide better employment opportunities to all unsuccessful candidates participating in different recruitment examinations conducted by the Centre or the states.

Unsuccessful candidates may get plum posts in private firms
Getting a plum post after cracking coveted civil services examinations is what every aspirant dreams of, but now even unsuccessful candidates with close margin can also have plum posts in top management firms.

Yes, it's true. The Centre has prepared a mechanism to provide better employment opportunities to all unsuccessful candidates participating in different recruitment examinations conducted by the Centre or the states.

According to sources, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is compiling data of all unsuccessful candidates, who failed to pass important recruitment examinations by just a few marks. The data would be shared with top management and information technology companies after the assent from the candidates and the listed firms would offer suitable job offers to them in accordance to their merit, the source said.

"Considering the fact that applicants are much more in comparison to vacancies for several key recruitment examinations being conducted by UPSC, Staff Selection Commission, Judiciary Services, etc, a huge number of talented students don't clear the final exam, which doesn't mean that they don't have the required skill. The portal, which is being developed by DoPT, would act a job felicitator as it will have all the details about candidates," the source said.

"There are several instances of aspirants not making into the final list just by scoring a few marks lesser than the successful candidates and they lose their chance to appear for the exams due to age criteria. In such cases, the unsuccessful aspirants have to look for new career options as a fresher and rub their shoulders with juniors," the source said.

"The proposed portal would have every detail about the candidates such as marks scored in exams conducted by UPSC, SSC, state recruitment boards, age, address, their interest and skills. The recruitments would have to take the licence from the government for accessing the data and they would be free to call any candidate fitting into their bills on the basis of their merits," the source said.

"The idea of compiling the data unsuccessful candidates has been taken from Common Admission Test (CAT), which conducts examinations for admission in different management institutions. As there are several management colleges that admit students on the basis of CAT score, similarly, the Centre has decided to roll out the portal," the source said.

Candidates appearing for different competitive examinations would be first asked for sharing their data on the portal during the course of filing the application forms and if a candidate refuses to share his/her data, it wouldn't be shared, the source said, adding that the work is in final stage and it would be rolled out very soon.

Hailing the move, noted economist Gourav Vallabh said, "It will be a great relief to thousands of talented candidates, who fail to clear recruitment exams by just a few marks. It will open an avenue of opportunities."
Dhirendra Kumar

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