Plans online test for trainee posts
Close on the heels of goof-up committed by a Delhi-based firm in conducting the prestigious tests to select vacant posts including management trainees, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited is planning to bring about drastic reforms in its recruitment policy.
RINL, corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, reviewed its recruitment process after constitution of a two-member panel sometime ago.
The panel found fault with the private firm which was entrusted with the task of conducting tests to fill various vacant posts causing inconvenience to hundreds of aspirants who had applied for Management Trainees and other positions with the hope of a launching a promising career in the Visakhapatnam-headquartered navaratna company.
When contacted, RINL Director (Personnel) K.C. Das told The Hindu that they were contemplating holding online test in respect of MT (technical) posts. For non-executive posts, a decision is yet to be taken as to whether RNIL should opt for online or offline mode.
Mr. Das said: “We will initially hold a written test online on pilot basis. If the same is successful, we can think of online tests for junior trainee posts.”
Sources said in the case of khalasi/field assistant trainee, the management might continue off line/hard copy format. The prime objective is to ensure fair and transparent recruitment and selection process.
There is also a proposal whether to consider GATE score as a substitute for written test for MT (Technical) and UGC-NET for non-technical executives. For some non-executive posts, it is also explored on the possibility of involving an independent agency like Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
Holding exam for a large number of posts both technical and non-technical categories has turned out to be a gigantic task for the management. Vacancies in various positions arise regularly due to expansion of various facilities as well as posts falling vacant on account of superannuation and other reasons.
After completing ₹12,300-crore 6.3 million expansion, RINL is now modernising blast furnace and other critical facilities with an investment of ₹4,000 crore to take the total production capacity to 7.3 million tonnes.