KOLKATA: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), the leading steel producer has received a massive 1,80,000 job applications in 2013, as part of the company’s drive to induct young, professional talent in its frontline managerial cadre. While SAIL did not say how many it would recruit this year, the company has been hiring around 600 engineering graduates every year, keeping in view the company’s massive on going expansion and modernization programme at an investment of Rs 72,000 crore.
The selection of candidates is based on an extensive written examination followed by group discussion and interview. During the current year, the test was scheduled in 29 cities covering 20 states at 214 test centres.While the written examination scheduled on July 14, 2013 was conducted smoothly across the country, irregularities were reported from two centres at Patna.
It related to usage of high tech gadgets by some unscrupulous elements for resorting to unfair practices during the examination. These elements have been apprehended by law and order authorities. In consideration of the seriousness of the incident SAIL has ordered a retest in these two centres only, which will be conducted within the next two/ three weeks