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Andhra Pradesh to eliminate PI round for staff recruitment process

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Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced doing away with personal interviews in recruitment process for the state government. The process will be limited to written examination only.

As per a press release released by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s office, Reddy has directed the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) to conduct the recruitment process in a transparent and foolproof manner.

The release also mentions that the Chief Minister wants to involve experts from IITs and IIMs in the conduct of recruitment examinations.

The Chief Minister held a review meeting on Thursday on the proposed annual recruitment calendar for filling vacant government posts.

Last month, the Chief Minister had announced that all recruitment tests for government posts will be conducted from January 1 to 31 every year.

Chief Secretary L V Subrahmanyam directed all government departments to list the vacancies and also stated that priority would be given to fill vacant posts in departments rendering emergency services to citizens.

As per reports, the officials had told the Chief Minister that every recruitment notification issued by the APPSC was ending up in litigation. As a measure to curb this, the CMO has taken this step.

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