Rajya Sabha Q & A – Abolition of Interview for Group C and D Services…
The Central Government has decided to dispense with the interview for all Group C (including Group D) and non-gazetted Group B category in Central Government by 31.12.2015.
Accordingly, instructions have been issued to the Staff Selection Commission mandated with the recruitment of mainly Group B (Non-Gazetted) and Group C (Non-technical) posts in the Central Ministries/Departments to discontinue the interview in all mandated recruitments commencing from 1.1.2016.
SSC has already issued a notification for Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) 2016 for recruitment of various Group B and Group C Posts in the Central Ministries/Departments/ Attached and Subordinate Offices, and notification of Sub-inspectors in Delhi Police, Central Armed Para-military Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub-inspectors in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Examination 2016, in which interview has been dispensed with.
If a Department/Ministry considers interview absolutely necessary for any specific posts, then clearance of Department of Personnel & Training is necessary.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Prabhat Jha in the Rajya Sabha.