Govt. to set up National Recruitment Agency - 20-08-2020

National Recruitment Agency (NRA) was created for conducting a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for various government jobs.

Initially, three of the over 20 Central government recruitment agencies including the Railway Recruitment Board, the Staff Selection Commission and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection would be brought under the NRA and subsequently all other government recruitment agencies would also be brought under the ambit of the NRA.

The exam would be held online in 12 languages initially with plans to add all languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution over time.

As per Articles 344(1) and 351 of the Indian Constitution, the Eighth Schedule recognizes 22 languages.
Based on the screening done at the CET score level, final selection for recruitment shall be made through separate specialised Tiers (II, III, etc.) of examinations, which shall be conducted by the respective recruitment agencies.

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