MPs' panel proposes legal status for SSC -Soibam Rocky Singh

-The Hindu

Says its work comparable to UPSC’s

A Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) has recommended that the Centre accord statutory status to the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), one of the largest recruitment agencies in the country.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and all State Public Service Commissions either have constitutional or legal status. The SSC is the only such organisation that performs similar functions on a much larger scale, but does not enjoy statutory status.

Rising workload

The SSC was created to ease the burden of the UPSC by taking over the recruitment for posts below the Group ‘A’ level. There has been a phenomenal increase in the workload of the SSC, from 9.94 lakh candidates in 2008-09 to over 2 crore in 2016-17.

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The Hindu, 7 January, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/mps-panel-proposes-legal-status-for-ssc/article25927338.ece?homepage=true

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