The National Recruitment Agency will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for various recruitments in the central government

Madhya Pradesh has become the first state to offer government jobs on the basis of marks obtained in the test conducted by the recently-formed National Recruitment Agency (NRA).

Future recruitment exams in the state would be conducted by the proposed NRA, a Hindustan Times report quoted state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan saying.

Chouhan’s announcement came soon after the Union Cabinet decided setting up of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET)

for various recruitments in the central government.

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had stated that the move will allow job seekers to participate in one common test and save costs and time on writing numerous exams.

"Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to take this unprecedented decision of giving government jobs to youths of the state on the basis of their NRA score. Other states can also emulate it to give relief to their sons and daughters," Hindustan Times quoted Shivraj Singh Chouhan as saying.

The chief minister added, "We had already decided that only the youth of the state will have the right to government jobs in Madhya Pradesh. Now you will also get rid of the wasteful expenditure and travelling due to repeated examinations. My children my priority is to make your life enjoyable and better."

According to the report, he mentioned the country’s youth will now be able to take one test, CET, replacing individual examinations namely Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

"This will not only save candidates’ time but also enable transparency in the recruitment process. The examinations will be conducted online and every district will have at least one examination centre," ANI quoted the chief minister as saying, as per a report in Hindustan Times.

Read the complete report in Hindustan Times