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Staff Selection Commission
The main purpose behind constituting the Staff Selection Commission was to make the recruitment of staffs more organized and systematic. This Commission has been encouraging for the effective and well planned recruitment of the large scale staff selection in the whole country under its purview to turn general administration and its system more effective and organized.
About Staff Selection Commission
Central Government instituted the Staff Selection Commission as an important body which looks into all the recruitment related aspects which can turn the recruitment process of non-technical or Group C and those from the non-gazetted staffs coming under the Group B staffs easier, effective and workable.
Recommendation for the setting up of Staff Selection Commission was given in 47th report of the Estimates Committee of Parliament submitted during 1967-68. It was mainly to conduct the examinations for staffs recruitment in the central government departments as well as those in the states. The Central Government of India set up the Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution in 1975 post the above mentioned report submission.
It was on September 26, 1977 that Subordinate Services Commission got renamed to Staff Selection Commission (SSC) with an expanded arena for work it had to perform. This Commission mainly looks at the staff selection for different positions in the government sector or departments and especially all offices from subordinate groups that function on multiple levels. It has greater roles to play for recruitment processes of staffs through offering possible manpower solution and to smoothen the functioning of offices concerned in the entire country.
Staff Selection Commission is mandated to work in the certain areas which proves helpful for easing the functions of the various offices in the country. The main roles for which this Commission has been prepared include the following:-
- To conduct various types of departmental examinations
- Taking steps to initiate the process for promotion of various grades of staffs especially those from Group D to LDC Grades and or those from LDC to UDC Grades amongst others
- Conducting examinations for the promotion of staffs from stenographers, Grade D and Grade C amongst others
- Conducting examinations or periodic tests for the English & Hindi typewriting staffs selection
Staff Selection Commission is not bound to or encouraged to apply any strategy to work and fill the offices of Indian Railways through recruiting staffs as such types of recruitments are done through the special Railway Recruitment Board itself that has its individual operation system.
Composition of the Staff Selection Commission
This Commission works under the proper organizational structure which comprise of a Chairman heading the Commission with the assistance of two members and other important figure in it who serves it as Commission’s Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. This Commission keeps conducting examinations time and again for that this member has important role to play.
With its big network of offices in the entire country, Staff Selection Commission is an important body of the government operating through 9 regional or sub-regional offices whose locations are in major cities of the country spreading into Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi besides Chandigarh and Raipur based sub-regional offices amongst others.
Staff Selection Commission has been working as an important body under the Indian government. This Commission has suggested many extensive reports to the government in the areas at which recruitments would have been required so has it evaluated the needs for reforms in various sectors. The reports of this Commission mainly concentrated on the recruitment of staffs for regional/sub-regional offices. Other crucial recommendations which Staff Selection Commission has offered to the government are to suggest many policies & programs for implementation purpose.
Implementation of Recommendations
The government of India has been taking keen interest in implementing all the recommendations which Staff Selection Commission suggests on regular intervals. The advices for proper supervising & overseeing of recruitment operations and the role of this Commission for that besides thorough liaison & rapport establishment with the multiple offices in the country through inclusion of all the departments in the states concerned are important ones where recommendations were suggested are finally implemented.
The suggestions and options advised by the Staff Selection Commission to make proper arrangement for completely impartial & smooth conduction of examinations as well as its role to assist in interview boards for final recruitment of candidates for various offices in the country have been well accepted.
Some of the major roles which Staff Selection Commission has already played are the large scale recruitment initiatives for that it has assisted the government on all levels. It has been organizing various major examinations through its huge network consisting of approximately hundred examination centers and the venues exceeding to more than seven hundred. The government has recognized all such roles of this important Commission and appreciated its efforts on each and every stage.