On Tuesday in Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a decision was taken to scrap all interviews for recruitment of class 2, class 3 and class 4 jobs. The recruitment will purely base on written test marks. From now onward UP government will not conduct any interviews for class 2 (non-gazette), class 3 (clerical) and class 4 (peon, etc.). The decision was taken to increase demand for government jobs.
The decision was taken after state government recommending CBI inquiry into appointments made by UPPSC Uttar Pradesh Service Commission in last five years.
Minister Siddharthnath Singh while explaining media persons about cabinet decisions said “The decision to scrap interviews for class 2, 3 and 4 posts will ensure transparency and check corruption in recruitments,”
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the scrapping of interviews in group 2, 3 and 4 posts of union government on December 29, 2015. The promise to scrap interviews was included in the BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra-2017’,” he said.
The SP government received nearly 23lakh applications including 250 from Ph.D. holders for about 360 posts for peon in secretariat in 2015. BJP raised an issue in 2017 assembly elections regarding unemployment and irregularities.
There are chances of favoritism and corruption in interviews. In written examination, this can be checked through a system of coding. Government jobs are high in demand in UP due to unemployment,” said retired head political science department, Luck now University, SK Dwivedi. He concluded saying. “This (favoritism) has been the reason why high-qualified candidates had been applying for the job of a peon,”