Candidates will have to register once and obtain unique identity
The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) on 2.04.2012 dispensed with the system of manual applications and embarked on an online mode where candidates will have to register once and obtain unique identity.
The initiative aimed at easing the burden on candidates by simplifying application processes came into effect immediately after the commission’s re-designed website was launched.
Briefing journalists, TNPSC Chairman R. Nataraj said that candidates seeking employment through the commission would now have to visit ‘www.tnpsc.gov.in’ or ‘www.tnpscexams.net’ and register online by attaching their recent photograph and signature in digital format. They should pay Rs.50 at the time of registration valid for five years. No application fee would be charged during the period.
“The candidate need not enclose any certificate while registering though he/she has to enter the reference number, name of the qualifying certificate, issuing authority etc. On completion of the registration process, the system will generate unique identity/password and send it via email/SMS to the candidate. Candidates will have the option to edit/update their particulars except certain critical fields.”
Mr. Nataraj said that candidates should mention the unique identity in all applications sent to the commission. Facilitation centres would come up at 500 locations, at least two in each taluk, across the State to enable candidates register. District Collectors were empowered to open new counters based on the demand.
“The facilitation centres to be established on a permanent basis in about a week’s time will be equipped with computers, internet connectivity, scanners etc to assist the candidates to register and apply to various recruitments online. All the 285 Post Offices where TNPSC applications were hitherto available and about 200 branches of Indian Bank will have facilitation centres located on their premises,” he said.
Besides the designated post offices and all branches of Indian Bank in the State, the one-time registration/examination fee can be paid through net banking, credit card and debit card, Mr. Nataraj said. Candidates need not pay any fee at the facilitation centres.
Explaining how the official website that was revamped and developed into a knowledge portal, TNPSC Secretary T. Udayachandran said the history and heritage page provided information on events of historical significance with rare photographs.
He said two reputed software firms were involved in the development of TNPSC systems that included the process of evaluation and data management.
“There will be a record for every manual entry and the changes made therein. The security parameters would be judged and periodically certified through the Information Security and Management Systems (ISMS) audit.”
Mr. Udhayachandran said candidates registering online would receive acknowledgement by email or SMS within 10 seconds.
Online registration would be mandatory for all posts called for from mid-April,2012.
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