To say that “ the road that we travel, the pathway that we walk, the water that we drink, the air that we breathe; the schools that we attend, the curriculum that we study; the vegetation that we enjoy and in a nutshell everything that affects our day-to-day life is the contributions of the government employees” may not be a misnomer. In today’s civilized society it is the government machinery which has the power and authority to transform and empower each and every member of the society in one way or the other. Non- governmental jobs, no doubt may give us money, status, power, influence but not authority and opportunity. Government jobs not only give us the legal authority and power but also unrestricted opportunity to make significant contribution to the needs and problems of the individual, society and nation building. It is Government Employee Mr T.N Sesan who showed the entire nation of 100 cores that Election Commission and its commissioner is supreme than the government or anyone else during election. At the other end it is the village account who exercises the authority to allow an individual to construct a house of his / her choice and also if required demolishes the same building. Thus, a government job, with its well-defined regulations, defining what qualifications its employees should have, how they should be chosen, the duties they have to perform and their own rights regarding their salaries, their security in service and the like, is linked with democracy and the Rule of Law of the nation.
WHY GOVT JOBS?: It is said the Government jobs are like bullet proof jacket for a family . With the rare exception of our community to get a government job is the dream of every individual and parents in India. The vital reason behind this growing desire is the job security that comes along with such jobs in any government or public sector or government associated area. More specifically government jobs will have the following benefits:
- The job security: As soon as you have a job after that it’s your own till retirement unless of course you decide to resign.
- Good Salary: Monthly Basic Salary + Dearness Allowances + House Rent ( After the announcement of the 6th pay commission the government employees’ salaries have increased which helps them to lead a good standard of life and a balanced work life too)
- Gratuity: This means 15 days salary for one year.
- Retirement Benefits: which include provident fund, gratuity, salary arrears, insurance if any etc.
- Other Benefits: Housing loan facilities, Education loan, etc. Medical facilities, Bonus every year, LTC facility. The wife / husband get the pension if the employee dies. After the employee's death, some pension is also given to the employee's child if the child is handicapped / minor.
- Favorable Working Environment: Extremely favorable to individuals of every age group too. Govt employees are not always pressurized to provide a lot more a lot sooner otherwise shed the job
- Promotion : is automated following a particular time period based on experience
- Reputation / Power/ Prestige: Working along with Government ( Sarkari Kelasa / Naukri)
- Opportunities : Government employees have tremendous power to work for others and do good to the people, society and change and be harbinger of transformation and empowerment of the life of the downtrodden and backward
WHERE GOVERNMENT JOBS?
- The government jobs for freshers as well as experienced provide interesting and challenging opportunities to the talented youth in India. Numerous vacancies are available in the government sector practically for everyone with any kind of qualification and training. The Government jobs in India are broadly categorized as central government jobs and state government jobs. The jobs of central government of the country are associated with the departments like income tax department, judiciary, central railways, central soil conservation department, banking, insurance jobs and others. State government jobs in India pertain to the departments like educational institutions, financial institutions, state judiciary, forest and animal husbandry, urban affairs, rural development, Irrigation, Welfare Department etc. These jobs are available at various levels like (i) All India Level; (ii) Zonal / Regional Level ; (iii) State Level and (iv) District / Bloc Level.
Major sectors which offer government jobs in India are:
- Banking Sector - This is a field which has been expanding rapidly in case of job vacancies. Banks are now recruiting professional candidates for the entry level positions as well as for managerial positions such as clerical, Probation Officers, Trainees, Specialised Officers, etc.
- Defense Sector – Recruitment to the various divisions as commissioned, non- commissioned officers, technical, educational officers etc, in Indian Army, Navy, Air force ,Coast Guard and Para- military (although sticking to their strict selection criteria’s) which are most sought after jobs nowadays.
- Civil Service Jobs – Option for IAS,IPS, IFS, Indian Railway Traffic Service, Indian Railway Accounts Service, Indian Railway Personnel Service, Post of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force, Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Indian Defense Accounts Service, Indian Postal Service, India Civil Accounts Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Customs and Central Excise Service, Indian Defence Estate Service, Indian Information Service, Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Indian Trade Service, Assistant Commandant in CISF, Central Secretariat Service, Armed Forces Head Quarters Civil Service, Railway Board Secretariat Service, Customs Appraisers Service, Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil service, Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands Police Service, DSP in the CBI , Pondicherry Civil Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service has been large in number through UPSC examinations. Inspectors of Income Tax, Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs, Inspectors / Preventive Officers in Customs, Assistants in Ministries / Organisations attached to the Govt. of India like AFHQ, Railway Board, Min. of External affairs, CVC etc., SI in CBI and Asst. Enforcement Officers, SI in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB , Examiners in Customs, Divisional Accountant / Auditors/ Junior Accountant / UDCs in various Central Govt Offices, Section Officers( Audit), Section Officer ( Commercial), Tax Assistants, Statistical Investigator in NSSO / Ministry of Planning, Lower Divisional Clerks in Ministries of Govt . Of India, Junior Hindi Translators, Library and Information Assistants, through Staff Selection Commission.
- Through KPSC as Assistant Controller, Commercial Tax Officer / Asst Commercial Tax Officer , Asst Labour Commissioner, DSP Asst. Commissioner, KSRP Commandant, Treasury Officer, Deputy Director Food & Civil Supplies Service, District SC/ST Welfare Officer, District Minorities & Backward Communities Officer, Tahashildar – grade 2 , Asst Director of Land Records, Commercial Tax Officer, SI – Excise, Labour Officer, Employment Officer, Asst. Director Food & Civil Supplies Service, Asst. Director Law Enforcement, Asst. Registrar Cooperatives, District Marketing Off./ AD, SI Prisons , Asst Director Youth Service, Asst Treasury Officer and Section Officer , S.I. – Civil, Excise, Assistants / First Division Asst in Govt Departments, Second Division Clerk, Karnataka Grama Panchayat Secretary Grade I and II, Panchayat Development Officer, Village Accountant, Asst. Director of Economics & Statistics ; Chemist in the Mines & Geology ; Drugs inspector in the department of Drugs control, Asst. Director of Land Records (Executive), Deputy Development Officer, Motor Vehicle Inspector , Laboratory Technician, Asst. Curator in the Directorate of Archaeology and Museum, Archaeological Asst. in the Directorate of Archaeology and Museum, Epigraphist in the Directorate of Archaeology and Museum, Deputy Director of Dept of Kannada / Culture , Auditors , PO in WC Dept, Veterinary Officer , Junior Training Officer , Town Planning Supervisor , Health Inspector etc
- Engineering Sector – There are no limitations in this sector as there are lot of openings in various streams such as mechanical, electrical, chemical ,computer science etc .These graduates have numerous career prospects in public sector undertakings such as ONGC, NTPC, ISRO etc. in specific technical areas. Indian Engineering Services : The Combined Engineering Services' Examination is conducted by the UPSC every year for recruitment to the four categories of Engineering services: (a) Civil Engineering Group A Services/Posts : Indian Railway Service of Engineers; Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts); Central Engineering Service; Military Engineer Services (IDSE-Building and Roads Cadre); Military Engineer Service (Surveyor of Works Cadre); Survey of India Service, Group 'A' (Civil Engineering Posts); Central Water Engineering Service (Civil Engineering Posts); Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P & T Building Works (Group `A') Service. ; Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group `A';Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group `A‘; Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Civil Engineering Posts). (b) Mechanical Engineering : Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Central Water Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechl Engineering Posts), Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Military Engineer Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Mech Eng Posts), Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Assistant Executive Engineer (Elect. & Mech.) (Mechanical Engineering Posts) , Border Roads Engineering Service, Group 'A'; Assistant Manager (Factories). Dept of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization), Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence, Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Indian Supply Service Group' A' (Mechanical Engg. Posts).Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence. c) Electrical Engineering : Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers ; Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts); Central Electrical -& Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Eng Posts); Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts); Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts); Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts); Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical) in P &T Building Works (Group 'A') Service ; Military Engineering Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Electrical Engineering Posts); Assistant Manager (Factories), Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization; Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence; Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Electrical Engineering Posts); Indian Supply Service Group `A' (Electrical Engg. Posts).; Assistant Engineer, Group `B' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence. and (d) Electronics & telecommunication Engineering.: Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers; Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronic Eng. Posts); Indian Telecommunication Service; Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/ Monitoring Organization; Ministry of Communications (Dept. of Telecommunications); Indian Broadcasting (Engineers) Service; Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electronics Engineering Posts); Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts); Central Power Engineering Service (Telecommunication Engineering Posts); Survey of India Service Group 'A' (Electronics and Telecom. Engineering Posts); Assistant Manager (Factories), Deptt. of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization); Indian Inspection Service, Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts); Indian Supply Service; Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts); Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.; Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence. Through KPSC Asst. Engineer (Civil); Asst. Engineer (Electrical); Asst. Engineer (Civil)(DIVISION–I) in the Public works; Junior Engineer (Civil) in the Mines & Geology , Junior Engineer (Civil) in the public works
- Medical sector: Other than doctors from various streams opportunities in the field of Biotechnology, microbiology, nursing, pharmacy, paramedical and allied health branches. etc.
- Management sector – Many post graduates in different field such as finance, HR , Marketing , IT etc have scope in any sector but specific to their specialization.
- Judicial jobs – Various openings in courts among different areas are available. For instance Karnataka civil judge (jr.div.) Recruitment.
- Academic jobs- where in many who have their post graduation followed by a PhD have ample opportunities in different National institutes / colleges / universities. In Karnataka teaching careers are available at Primary School; High School, PUC , Degree and above ; Professional + JOC Teachers ; Engineering and Poly techniques ; Medical and Para medical Colleges ; High School Headmaster ,
Other prominent sectors offering government jobs :
- Insurance sector, Police force, Railway, Mining, Telecom, Electrical, IT/Software , Research
Apart from the above there are tremendous opportunities in government sector under central government that are filled through UPSC / SSC / KPSC/ Railway Recruitment Boards / Banking Recruitment Board, etc examinations.
SELECTION FOR GOVERNMENT JOBS
Generally recruitment and selection for most of the government jobs is done through competitive examinations. For this purpose there are independent recruitment boards and agencies. The names and website address given here may be used to get update information regarding the process, procedures, time, qualification, type of examination etc of various government jobs.
- Employment News: www.employmentnews.gov.in
Indian Railways : www.indianrailways.gov.in
Indian Army : www.indianarmy.nic.in
Indian Navy: www.indiannavy.nic.in/ www.nausena-bharti.nic.in
Indian Air Force : indianairforce.nic.in/ www.careerairforce.nic.in
Karnataka State Police: www.ksp.gov.in
Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited : www.kptcl.com
India Post: www.indiapost.gov.in
Bank Jobs: www.bankexamsindia.com
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) : http://www.ibps.in
Intelligence Bureau (IB), (Ministry of Home Affairs): www.mha.nic.in
Reserve Bank of India: www.rbi.org.in
NABARD : www.nabard.org
LIC - Life Insurance Corporation of India: www.licindia.com
General Insurance Corporation of India: www.gicofindia.com
Food Corporation of India: fciweb.nic.in