The number of applicants for jobs advertised by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has shown a tremendous increase in the past four years increasing from 10.27 lakh applicants in 2008-09 to 88.65 lakh in 2011-12. The number of applicants has already crossed more than one crore in this financial year. This was stated by Minister of State in PMO and Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy while delivering the inaugural address of the Regional Directors’ Conference of SSC in New Delhi today.
The Minister complemented the performance of SSC and also appreciated the question bank of examinations of SSC. MOS also lauded the Commission for having introduced the tri-lingual papers in some examinations and conducting the examinations in 13 regional languages in various States of the country which enabled greater participation of the youth in applying for govt. jobs.
Earlier, giving his presidential address of the 2-day Regional Directors’ Conference, Mr. N.K.Raghupathy, Chairman, SSC, informed that in the financial year 2011-12, more than 84,000 applicants were selected to the Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts advertised by SSC.
The 2-day Regional Directors’ Conference that started today has been organized by the SSC to monitor the performance of the last one year. During the Conference, policy & procedures are being reviewed and improvements suggested, deliberated upon and decision taken for their implementation in the ensuing year.