CENTRAL GOVERNMENT JOBS
India is a Union of States and the all the powers are distributed between the central or government the and the States. However, union territories of India except Delhi and Puducherry are under the control union government. However, some powers which are in the Union list are solely vested with the Union Government. To exercise control & to monitor state administration and to have smooth governance at state level several central departments or sectors are established and run with the central. Staff selection commission (SSC) and Union Public Service Commission play a major role in recruiting the eligible candidates who are capable of running the administration and governance effectively.
Among the central government sectors/departments, the important ones, which recruit their staff are listed below.
- Indian Postal Department
- Indian Air force
- Indian Navy
- Indian Army
- Railways (RRB)
- Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
- Food Corporation of India
- National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
Banking in India is very robust and considered as one of the best banking systems in Asia. It provides huge employment opportunities for youth, and numerous candidates wait for the bank recruitment notification. Banks absorb a significant number of eligible candidates as clerks, probationary officers, etc. Due to the revolutionary steps were taken by the government in the finance sector, even after modernization with sophisticated machinery such Cash deposit machines as Automated teller machines (ATM) this sector still requires a significant number of human resource to fill the vacant posts. An independent body named Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts competitive exam to recruit eligible candidates for the positions probationary officers and clerks. The exam is named as common written examination, and since its inception in 2011, this exam is being conducted every year. This exam is a three-stage test comprising preliminary, mains and interview and the aspiring candidates need to qualify all three phases to qualify for the position.
Indian Postal Department
Department of Posts under Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Government of India (GOI) is the postal system in the country is one of the most widely distributed postal systems in the world and is generally referred as “the post office.” In our country more than 1.55 lakh post offices are present, and almost 90% of the post offices are present in the rural areas. The country is divided into 22 postal circles and a special postal with to the serve Armed Forces. To recruit eligible candidates into the Department, Department of Posts releases notifications to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Postal Assistant, Postman, Mail Guard, Sorting Assistant, Multi Tasking Staff,etc. The recruitment notifications will be released by the respective circle or Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits eligible candidates to the vacant posts in the department based on the need. The recruitment consists of an online test to filter the eligible candidates.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is a branch of the Indian armed forces and consists of two functional and five operational commands. Aspiring candidates will be recruited to train and serve the important positions in its three branches. The primary flight training centers are present at the Air Force Academy at Dundigul, Hyderabad; and after the primary training, operational training will be given at other schools. The main branches of the IAF are Ground Duty Branch, Flying Branch, and Aeronautical/Engineering/Technical Branch.
For the ground duty branch, eligible candidates will be selected for the posts of Air Traffic Controller, Accountants, Fighter Controller, Supervisors, Lecturers, Teachers, etc. Important posts in the Airforce Flying Branch are pilots, and some of the important positions in the ground branch are Air Traffic Controller, Fighter Controller, etc. The eligible candidates for ground staff jobs will be selected through Permanent Commission (especially for Men) or, through Short Service Commission (for both Men & Women). However, there is also another easy way to enter the service, i.e., by clearing Air Force Common Admission (AFCAT) Test. National Cadet Corps (NCC) candidates can directly apply for the air force services, but they should clear the tests conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
The Indian maritime or navy is one of the oldest on the Earth. The lineage of the modern/current Indian Navy started with the East India Company’s Maritime which was founded to protect the shipping of British merchants in the Indian region. The current Bharatiya Nau Sena or Indian Navy is fifth largest navy in the world. Indian Navy recruits eligible candidates for positions such as Sailors, Executive Officers, Engineers, MR, NMR, Matric Recruits, Musicians, Medical officers, Education Officers, Observers,Electrical Officers, etc. Eligible candidates will be recruited through NDA and CDSE mainly. However, aspiring candidates can also enter the service through Direct Entry Permanent Commission or Short Service Commission or University Entry Scheme. National Cadet Corps (NCC) can directly apply for the posts, but they have to qualify the tests conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
The Indian Army is the largest and the land-based branch of Indian Armed Forces and is the second largest army in the world. It employed more than 12 lakhs personnel in its active troops and about ten lakh personnel in the reserve troops. Chief of Army Staff commands the army, and President of India is its Supreme Commander, but. Indian army gives recruitment notifications for the recruitment of eligible candidates into the posts of Territorial Army Officers; Junior Commissioned Officers, Doctors, Havildars, Cartographer, Store Keeper, Tradesman, Nurses, Soldiers, etc. The aspiring candidates need to send their applications for the vacancies when the notification is released. The selection board will shortlist the received applications and will call the selected candidates for the written exam and other tests such as physical tests, medical tests as and when required.
Indian Railways is the eighth biggest employer in the world employing more than 1.33 million employees. It recruits eligible candidates to various departments in the Railways through a board called Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) which is under Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB). Currently, there are 21 RRBs under RRCB and the most frequently notified job advertisements will be from RRB Secunderabad, RRB Chennai. RRB Mumbai, and RRB Kolkata. Some of the important positions notified by these boards are engineers, Apprentice, Clerks, Typists, ALP Technicians, Assistant Station Master (ASM), Stenographers, law assistants, paramedical staff Nontechnical popular category posts (NTPC), teachers, technical works such as welding, cooking, carpentry, etc.
The selection procedure comprises written examination with objective type questions. For some posts such as Typists, Stenographers, etc., skill will also be conducted. For some technical posts such as Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master (ASM), Senior Timekeeper, etc., an aptitude test will be conducted.
Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Indian Oil Corporation is the fifth most valued company in India which is a country owned company that comes under public sector undertaking (PSU). It employs more than 34,000 people, out of which 14,981 people are employed as officers. IOCL conducts recruitment drive for various vacant positions to induct the eligible candidates into its Group of companies. The recruitment notification will be published in the Employment News and other leading newspapers. The selection procedure usually comprises of a written examination, group discussion, and interview. Sometimes it conducts recruitment drive in prestigious institutes in India, such as NITs, IITs, etc.
Food Corporation of India (FCI) is a food chain management system which is owned by the Indian government. It is the world’s second largest food chain management system and the largest in Asian Continent. It operates with five Zonal Offices viz., North, East, South, West & North-East. FCI is a public sector undertaking (PSU) and it conducts competitive exams for the recruitment of eligible candidates into various positions that are categorised into four categories.
General Managers and Directors will come under the first category while managers will come under the second category. FCI selects eligible candidates through a competitive exam for these posts, and the selected candidates will be given training for six months at Institute of Food security in Gurgaon. Assistant level positions will come under the third category and non-technical positions such as Watchman, peon, etc., will fall in the fourth category. Eligible candidates for Cadre III positions are recruited through a competitive examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission or Food Corporation of India.
The Government of India nationalized insurance sector in 1956. The Insurance is one of the largest sectors in India that provides employment to a significant number of people. Insurance companies select insurance agents after giving necessary training. However, the candidates have to qualify IC33 exam to get appointed as insurance agents to work on commission basis. To recruit eligible candidates for permanent positions insurance companies will conduct competitive exams. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) conducts a competitive exam to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Administrative Officers, Development officers, etc., whereas New India Assurance Company(NIACL) releases notification to recruit specialist officers through an online test. United India Insurance Company(UIIC) recruits eligible candidates as Generalist Officers through an online competitive examination.
National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is a Maharatna company and the largest power generating company in India. NTPC is owned by the Government of India and employs more than twenty thousand people. It is considered as one of the best employers as it provides conducive work atmosphere for the employees. Even Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Gas of Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), etc. are some important PSUs in India provides significant employment. NTPC invites application from the eligible candidates based on the requirement. It releases notification advertisement in all the leading newspapers. It recruits mainly engineering graduates from various streams for trainee executive positions. It also recruits ITI candidates for various positions such as fitters, ITI Trainee, Engg executive,electricians, Instrument Mechanics, etc.