UP to set up one recruitment agency like Centre; Chinese companies to be banned in govt projects

Lucknow: Adopting Centre’s decision to go for a unified employment agency, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too has asked the officials to consider setting up a common employment agency in the state.
The CM in his directive here on Thursday evening said that students and youths are facing problems in approaching different employment agencies for jobs and if there is one agency it will end all the problems. Besides one agency will help the government to hold recruitment exams on time.
Presently there are 7 government-run recruitment agencies in the state, which hold tests and other processes for recruitment of youths in different organisations in the state, official sources here on Friday said. But due to lockdown, these recruitment agencies are facing problem in holding examination on time.
Earlier, the Narendra Modi government has decided to set up a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct examination for recruitment to all non-technical government posts. NRA will have at least one testing centre in every district in the country and examination will be held in 12 regional languages besides Hindi and English.
Meanwhile, in an important decision, the UP government has asked all the government departments not to allow companies from neighbouring countries to participate in the tender process of any project.
Though the directive is meant for Chinese companies, the government order issued recently did not mention any name of the country.
Official sources on Friday said the order says that foreign companies from neighbouring countries should not be allowed to participate in the PPP projects besides they should be prevented from participating in any government purchase tender or any other schemes and projects of public sector enterprises, local bodies, rural development and even Panchayati raj.