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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar.
Modi also opened the city’s gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development’s first phase.
The Prime Minister then launched the expansion work of Barauni’s oil refinery which would be increased to 9 million tonnes and other projects estimated to cost Rs 33,000 crore.
The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.
In the first phase, a 33.1-km-long track having two corridors — east-west and north-south — will come up in Patna.
The west-east corridor would run between Danapur and Patna railway station via Dakbungalow Square while the south-north corridor would run between the Inter-State Bus Terminal and Gandhi Maidan via Rajendra Nagar and Ashok Rajpath.