Entire recruitment process to be completed within six months – Dopt Instructions on 11.1.2016

F. No. Misc-14017/15/2015-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi

Dated: 11.1.2016


Subject: Instructions regarding time limit for holding examinations / interviews from the date of advertisement for the post under direct recruitment – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject and to say that it has come to notice of this Department that there are instances of a long time lag between the date of advertisement for the vacancy and date of examination or interview. This delay may deny the opportunity to fresh candidates who become eligible during that period, while creating an atmosphere of uncertainty to candidates who have applied. .

2. All Ministries / Departments are, therefore, requested that while initiating the recruitment process to fill vacant posts(s) by the method of direct recruitment in their Ministries / Departments, it may be ensured that the entire recruitment process including and starting from advertisement, conducting written examination or holding of interview may be completed within six months.

3. The administrative Ministries / Departments may issue similar instructions to autonomous bodies / PSUs / statutory bodies under their administrative control.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E-I)

DOPT Orders 2016

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