HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) will complete the recruitment process for around 35,000 vacant posts in various departments by the end of this year, a record in the entire country. TSPSC’s first job notification was issued in August 2015. By completing the recruitment process for 35,724 jobs by December this year, the recruiting agency, which has already got laurels from the UPSC for introducing significant reforms by adopting latest technology, will reach another milestone.
During an interaction with the Express Editorial Team here on Monday, TSPSC chairman Prof Ghanta Chakrapani said that never in the history of any PSC in the country, recruitment for 35,000 jobs was conducted in a span of just three years.
Comparing TSPSC’s performance with the 10 years of APPSC under the previous Congress government before bifurcation, he said only 14,700 posts were filled from 2004 to 2014.
“No other State Public Service Commission in the country completed the recruitment process of 35,000 jobs in three years,” said Chakrapani who spoke at length on the functioning of TSPSC during his chat with Express. “Several other States are adopting the technological innovations and employees’ service rules framed by the TSPSC. With only 70 members of the administrative staff available, we have issued 114 notifications so far,” he said.
According to Chakrapani, so far the State government has assigned it the task of selecting suitable candidates to fill around 40,000 job vacancies in the last three years and 12,000 posts have been filled so far.
The recruitment process for other posts will be completed by December this year. Thus, the recruitment process for 35,724 posts will be completed by year-end.
Interviews to be more transparent
As part of making the interview process more transparent, Chakrapani said soon the interview board members will be given tabs to allot marks for candidates, on the spot. Those marks will be immediately stored in the database with time and date, thus giving no scope for tampering later. Dismissing the perception that every notification is entangled in legal controversies, the TSPSC chairman said though around 300 cases were filed in courts, the stay was given only in one case. “Unlike in the past, there are no allegations against the TSPSC in the recruitment process. There is no entry for politicians into TSPSC office.’’
Explaining the slew of reforms being adopted for eliminating any bias among the interview panel members towards candidates, Chakrapani said that TSPSC had stopped giving information about any candidate that would reveal his caste, religion, region, college name, institutional affiliation and other details to the interview Instead of disclosing the name of the candidate, a number will be allotted to him during the interview.
For instance, in the recent interviews conducted for candidates short-listed for dental surgeon posts, the name, caste, nativity and other details of the candidates were not known to members of the interview board.
Further, the commission has achieved 90 per cent digitisation and emerged as the first digitised public service commission in the country by accepting digital payments from job-aspirants. In the coming days, a candidate can be allowed inside an exam hall without admit card.