The Newz Radar
HAMIRPUR: For the first time, the National Testing Agency (NTA), a body that conducts prestigious competitive exams such as the NEET and the JEE, will also hold the recruitment tests for 84 non-teaching posts posts at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh.
The institute has released the schedule for the recruitment examinations to be conducted from September 20-22. The reason behind the examination being entrusted to the NTA is said to be its ability to “ensure transparency”. In fact, the recruitment examinations conducted at the NIT in the past have been controversial.
Not only this, a few years ago a director was dismissed from the post due to irregularities in recruitment examinations. In such a situation, the institute is now seen to be taking cautious steps so that there is no controversy of any kind. Secondly, in this national-level institute which is running with the help of outsourced personnel, regular recruitment is being done after a very long time. Therefore, the management wants to stay away from controversies altogether.
The posts of non-teaching category have been lying vacant for the past five years.The tests will be held on September 20, 21 and 22. Admit cards for job candidates will be available on the website of the institute from September 13. These can be downloaded three days before the examination. After a long time, the institute had invited applications in June-July to fill the vacant posts in five cadres. According to NIT Registrar Archana Nanoti, recruitment examination is being conducted through NTA for 84 posts of non-teaching staff. One post of Personal Assistant, two of Senior Scientific Officer, two of Scientific Officer and Technical Officer, 12 of Junior Assistant, four of Senior Assistant, one of Pharmacist, two of Library and Information Assistant, Student Activity and Sports, two posts of Assistant, five of Superintendent, two of JE, 18 of Technical Assistant, 22 of Technician and 11 of Senior Technician will be filled. The institute has received around 3,600 applications for all the posts.The examination of Office Attendant, Lab Attendant and MTS will be held on September 20 from 8.30 am to 10.30 am.
The exam of Junior Assistant will be held on September 20 from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and Assistant Registrar from 4.30 pm to 7 pm the same day.The exam of Senior Assistant will be held on September 21 from 8.30 am to 10.30 am; Stenographer from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and Senior Technician from 4.30 pm to 7 pm. The test of Senior Stenographer will be held on September 22 from 8.30 am to 10.30 am, of Superintendent and Personal Assistant from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm while the Technician will be held on September 22 from 4.30 pm to 7 pm.