THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) is gearing up to conduct common recruitment tests for posts which require the same basic qualification. The decision has been made to expedite the recruitment process and reduce the number of examinations held every year.
At present, nearly 200 examinations are held in various centres across the State on Saturdays through the year. Making arrangements to conduct multiple examinations a day has been found to be exacting and expensive. At times, the commission will have to conduct more than five examinations a day, causing duplication of tasks and additional expenses coming to lakhs. Sources in the commission told The Hindu that common examinations had been proposed for the posts of assistant surgeon, which had MBBS as the basic qualification, deputy collector, block development officer, junior employment offic er and assistant in the Secretariat, the PSC and various companies and corporations.