Po­lice Ver­i­fi­ca­tion on Fast Track

The Economic Times - - Econ­omy: Macro, Mi­cro & More -

“Cer­tifi­cates up­loaded on dig­i­tal locker will do. There will be au­to­mated pro­cess­ing of the mat­ter there on,” an of­fi­cial said.

The Cen­tre has al­ready al­lowed can­di­dates to sub­mit self­at­tested cer­tifi­cates, mov­ing away from the ear­lier sys­tem that re­quired at­tes­ta­tion by gazetted of­fi­cers.

Since Jan­uary 1, the Cen­tre has also done away with per­sonal in­ter­views for all ju­nior Group B and all Group C and D level posts that form the bulk of govern­ment re­cruit­ments. The ex­emp­tion ap­plies to all cen­tral min­istries, au­ton­o­mous bod­ies and pub­lic sec­tor un­der­tak­ings. Now in­ter­views are re­quired only for se­nior level Group B posts and all Group A posts.

Un­der the new sys­tem, the pro­vi­sional ap­point­ment let­ters, again e-signed by govern­ment of­fi­cials, will also be sent on­line to the se­lected can­di­dates.

The last stage, of join­ing the job, has proved to be the most ar­du­ous in many cases, since po­lice ver­i­fi­ca­tion of the can­di­dates takes three-six months. Many can­di­dates have com­plained that they had to pay bribes to get the process fast-tracked.

This may soon be a thing of the past. The group of sec­re­taries has pro­posed that the suc­cess­ful can­di­dates be al­lowed to join the job im­me­di­ately on sub­mit­ting an e-signed on­line self-dec­la­ra­tion of hav­ing no crim­i­nal his­tory. The ap­point­ment will be pro­vi­sional, un­til the re­sults of a time-bound po­lice ver­i­fi­ca­tion ex­er­cise come in. The DoPT on March 31 no­ti­fied rules for self­dec­la­ra­tion based join­ing.

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