An agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) could be made to use the CET score from them, said Singh, the minister of state for personnel.
“Ultimately, this could be a win-win agreement for both employer and employee,” he said.
Singh said the CET score could be shared with the recruitment agencies in the state and territory of the Union, as well as with public sector companies (PSUs) and later the private sector, according to an official statement.
“States and territories of the Union can take advantage of the joint aptitude test for job selection to be carried out by the National Personnel Agency, the decision of which was taken at the cabinet meeting of the Union chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday,” it said.
The NRA is tasked with conducting CET online to select candidates for the majority of the positions in the central government.
Singh said the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and himself have been in contact with many state and territory governments who have expressed their propensity to be part of the CET score sharing agreement.
Most prime ministers are also very enthusiastic and support this reform, he said.
Singh said that for those who show up for examination, in certain areas, concerns should be resolved that SC / ST / OBC candidates should be relaxed as other categories of castes in the upper age limit according to government policy.
He said the Common Eligibility Test would have no correlation or inconsistency with hiring rules like residence, etc., followed by specific states or union territories, the Department of Personnel’s statement said.
Contrary to concerns in certain areas, CET will not only be conducted in Hindi and English, but initially in 12 Indian languages as other languages will gradually be added to the constitution’s 8th timetable, it said.
Singh welcomed the personal intervention and forbearance of Prime Minister Modi, “without whom this revolutionary decision would not have been possible,” and said the move will prove to be an important reform to make life easier for struggling youth and aspiring professionals.
He said it is also a reflection of the sensitivity and thoughtfulness with which the government, led by Prime Minister Modi, is working.