The process is to be completed by September 2013

With the number of applicants seeking government jobs increasing steeply in the wake of global recession and revised pay structure, the Staff Selection Commission is gearing up to recruit one lakh aspirants for non-gazetted and non-technical posts in Central government during 2013-14.

Disclosing this to reporters here on Thursday, SSC Chairman N.K. Raghupathy said the organisations/ departments for the proposed recruitment include Food Corporation of India, Prasar Bharathi, Cabinet Secretariat and eight Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), including CRPF, ITBP, BSF and CISF. The entire process of recruiting one lakh candidates would be completed by September, 2013.

10 lakh aspirants

He said that while the applicants were over 10 lakh in 2008-09, their number touched 86.5 lakh in 2011-12 for 84,500 posts. Already 90,000 aspirants had applied for 63,000 jobs this year so far.

Mr. Raghupathy said that 22,000 posts of the proposed one lakh would be in Andhra Pradesh, including 13,000 in eight CAPF. Apart from this, another 10,000 constables’ posts in CAPF in Andhra Pradesh would be filled up this year. They include a backlog of 7, 460 posts which could not be filled up last year.

Mr. Raghupathy said that in the 11 left-wing extremism affected districts in the States, the posts were reserved only for local candidates and aspirants from other districts could not apply in those places. However, aspirants from left-wing extremism affected districts could apply anywhere in the State.

IG, CRPF (South) I.N.R. Reddy said the Ministry of Home Affairs had permitted the CAPF to directly recruit for filling up the backlog posts.

The CRPF personnel would conduct rallies in January and February in the villages of the 11 districts to promote awareness about jobs in

CAPF and recruit local youth. They would also visit schools and distribute pamphlets.

  • 22,000 posts of the proposed one lakh will be in A.P., including 13,000 in eight CAPF

  • In extremism-affected districts in the States, the posts are reserved for local candidates