Weightage given to interview for recruitment to different posts
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) seeking to know the weightage given in the process of an interview for open recruitment to various posts under the Government/ Non-government Organizations. The Public Information Officer (PIO) responded that the weightage was decided on a case to case basis.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that he wanted the copy of any particular guideline or circular or instruction the UPSC or any other authority might have issued fixing any particular ceiling on the weightage to be given to interview in any recruitment process.
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The Commission directed the PIO to verify the relevant records and find out if any such guidelines or circular had been issued either by the UPSC or by any other central government authority fixing a ceiling on the weightage to be given to marks in an interview following the written test in any open/direct recruitment process. The CIC ruled that if any such document is found, the PIO should provide a copy of that to the appellant and if no such document is found the PIO should inform the appellant suitably.
For various examinations conducted by different bodies, there are different marks allotted for the interview. For the similar posts, the percentage of marks reserved for interview varies drastically with no reasons to support such a varied practice.
Citation: Mr. Rahul Kumar Sultana v. Union Public Service Commission in File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/000804
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/942
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