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Union Cabinet approves formation of National Recruitment Agency

The India Print 2020-08-19 16:56:18

New Delhi. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to set up a National Recruitment Agency to conduct the Common Eligibility Test . Union Minister Prakash Javadekar gave this information. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . After the meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Javadekar told reporters, "Youngsters have to take many different exams for jobs at present. There are about 20 recruitment agencies for such examinations and candidates have to go to other places to take the exam.

He said that there was a long-standing demand to remove problems in this regard. In view of this, the cabinet has decided to constitute a 'National Recruitment Agency' to take the Common Eligibility Test. Union Minister Jitendra Singh termed the decision as historic and said that initially the examinations of the three agencies would come under the ambit of the National Recruitment Agency. Initially, it will cover the Railway Recruitment Examination, Recruitment Examination of Banks and Staff Selection Commission (SSC).