Pensioners will be engaged as inspecting officers and members of the flying squad to conduct and oversee examinations.
In an endeavour to support pensioners and put their years of experience and expertise to use, the Centre has decided to rope them in to supervise government job-recruitment exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The retired central government employees will be appointed as inspecting officers and members of the flying squad to conduct and supervise examinations at various places.
The SSC, which conducts examinations to select hundreds of candidates for various mid-level central government jobs, has written to the Personnel Ministry in this regard. The Commission has also sought a list of pensioners from the Ministry to choose appropriate candidates for the purpose.
The Commission is one of the largest recruiting agencies in the country mandated to conduct eight exams, and there are about 58 lakh central government pensioners available to be employed.
The Personnel Ministry maintains a repository of pensioners in an online initiative called Sankalp, which provides a platform for the pensioners to access opportunities available for useful interventions in the society.
The platform also helps organisations working in these areas to select appropriate skills and expertise from the available pool of volunteers. There are already 1,815 registrations with Sankalp while the Ministry wants all pensioners to get themselves registered.