Discontinuation of Interview : Status of State Governments
Some of the State Government have shared the status in this regard with the DOPT. The Summary of the State Responses on the Discontinuation of Interview is as follows:
Manipur : It was informed that the State Government had undertaken the recruitment of Graduate Teachers under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) without conducting interview. This measure was successfully undertaken and was completely transparent and corruption free.
It was informed that the second pilot measure in this regard is being undertaken by the Health Department.
Punjab : Some of the Departments have already implemented the decision and that there has been no problem with completely doing away with interviews for the posts of SDO in Irrigation Department, Senior Assistant in Secretariat and for a few lower level posts in Agro Industry Department.
Rajasthan The representative from Rajasthan informed that interviews have been discontinued in some posts and retained in some of them.
For Class 3/Ministerial staff and Group D/Class 4 level recruitment, there have been no interview. Similarly for Constable, there have been only written test and physical test. The interviews have been dispensed away for all the posts under the Rajasthan Education Service Rules,1970.
Maharashtra : Interviews for the recruitment of the clerks have been discontinued. For Class 2 non-Gazetted, Class 3 and 4 posts, interviews have been done away .The State Government has taken a decision and issued directions to the effect that the decision of discontinuation of Interview will also be applicable to all State Government undertakings and local bodies.
About 61% of the recruitment is done without Interview.
Uttarakhand : The state Government has abolished interviews in the group ‘C’ and `B (non gazetted).
There has been no interview in Class 3/4 levels of posts.
Jharkhand : No interview in ‘D’, ‘C’, and ‘B’ (non-gazetted)
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Kerala : At present no interview are there for group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts and even for some of the gazetted posts.
Sikkim : For Group D/Class 4 level posts there are no interviews. At Group C/III
level, for 90% of posts there are no interviews.
Himachal Pradesh : There is a proposal to discontinue interview for Group C and Group B Posts
Haryana : No interviews at Group ‘D’ level
Tamil Nadu : The recruitment is done by the following four recruitment boards and the status vis-à-vis conducting the interview is as follows:-
1) Uniform Services Board- No interview
2) Medical Services Board- No interview
3) Teachers Recruitment Board —No interview
4) Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) — has assorted
posts in which there is some degree of posts with interviews.
In the State 85% of the total posts do not have interview as a part of recruitment process.
Telangana : Teachers — no interviews
Uttar Pradesh : No more interview for teachers.
Puducherry : Notification for discontinuation of interviews for Groups C, D, and nongazetted Group B has been issued.
Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli : No interviews in Group B (non gazetted), C and D posts. They have issued a recruitment pattern.
Disclaimer: The above status is based on the information provided by the State/UT representatives’ in the workshop held in New Delhi on 16.11.2015.