Provisional appointment letters will be issued after obtaining the attestation form and self-declaration from the candidates.
The issuance of appointment letters in case of government jobs will henceforth not be withheld due to pending verification of character and antecedents of the successful candidates.
The Government has decided that the appointing authorities will issue provisional appointment letters after obtaining the attestation form and self-declaration from the candidates.
However, the appointment letter will clearly mention that if any false information is given by the candidates in their self-declaration, or if the character and antecedents of the candidates are found ‘not verified’, the provisional appointment will be cancelled forthwith. Other criminal and legal action will also be taken, as a consequence.
This is part of the Government’s vision of ‘Minimum Government and Maximum Governance’ and attempt to deliver good citizen-centric governance.
Currently, the appointing authorities undertake an exercise of verification of character and antecedents of the successful candidates before issuing the formal appointment order. Now, the Government has decided that while the verification of character and antecedents is carried out, the issue of appointment letters will not be withheld pending such verification.
The necessary instructions in this regard have been issued to all ministries/departments and also brought to the notice of the state governments/administrators of the union territories.
This year, the Government has also scrapped interviews for non-gazetted government jobs. From January 1, there will be no interview for Group D, C and B non-gazetted posts in the Central Government. The practice was abolished since it bred corruption and became the reason for the very existence of the ‘middleman’. The Central Government has also asked all state governments to identify jobs in which interviews can be totally scrapped.