New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged state governments to avoid interviews for junior level posts and make such selections on the basis of merit through transparent, online processes.
In his Independence Day speech, the prime minister said that a reason for corruption was the need for “approach” felt by people while applying for jobs.
He said sometimes a candidate is high on merit list for a job but is rejected in the interview.
“We should end this. Interview can be held for jobs where personality or appearance is important,” Modi said.
“The eclipse reminds us that that we are travelling in space while residing on the earth…. Friends, India has an ancient and glorious history of astronomy. Our connection with the twinkling stars in the sky is as old as our civilisation. Many of you might be aware that at various places in India, there are magnificent observatories (Jantar Mantars) – which are worth seeing. And these observatories have a deep bond with astronomy. Who doesn’t know about the prodigious talent of the great Aryabhatta,” PM said. (IANS)