The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions took three key initiatives in 2020, including submission of digital life certificates for pensioners from their homes.
Additionally, the Personnel Ministry has begun the conduction of online examinations for government recruitments and abolished job interview rounds from 23 states and 8 union territories. Check the highlights of the Personnel Ministry key initiatives below!
Among the other initiatives, the Ministry of Personnel launched Mission Karmayogi - National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), which was founded in September 2020.
The key objectives of the National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) scheme are to develop and strengthen the capacity of the civil servants.
In August 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the foundation of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA), which modified the recruitment process for central government jobs.
Additionally, The NRA is to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for the admission of candidates in the non-gazetted posts of the Central Government.
Representatives from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services, Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be on the NRA with examination centers all across the nation.
“The location of test centers in every district would greatly benefit candidates from rural areas in general and women candidates in particular,” the statement by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions read.
In July 2020, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh launched the revamped “The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Administration” scheme.
As per the official statement, the scheme has been launched “to recognize the performance of the District Collectors towards outcome indicators, economic development, peoples’ participation and redressal of public grievances”, the statement said.
In November 2020, the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) of the Department of Posts and the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeiTY) launched the initiative of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare: Doorstep Service for submission of Digital Life Certificate through Postman.
The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare collaborated with IPPB to improve the Jeevan Pramaan Portal, an initiative that was earlier launched by the prime minister in 2014.
Jeevan Pramaan Portal made the submission of life certificates easy by pensioners. This initiative uses the postal services network and accessibility to enable doorstep submission.
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