FCI becomes leading recruiter in recent years
The Food Corporation of India (FCI), a prominent Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, has emerged as one of the leading recruiters in recent years.
An overview of the news
FCI plays a crucial role in ensuring the food security of the nation and recruits a significant number of young individuals annually.
FCI follows a transparent and genuine recruitment process, conducting examinations solely through online mode.
The vacancies are widely advertised in Employment News, as well as leading national and local newspapers.
The selection is based on open competition and merit, strictly adhering to the rules and regulations of the Corporation and the Government of India.
Recruitment of FCI
The recruitment includes various categories, namely Category I, II, III, and IV.
In 2020, FCI successfully recruited 3,687 Category III officials, followed by 307 Category II and 87 Category I officers in 2021.
FCI has advertised 5,159 posts for Category II & III in 2022.
The recruitment process has witnessed the participation of around 11.70 lakhs candidates.
Two phases of the online exams have already been completed, and the final stage of the recruitment process is expected to conclude soon.
FCI is actively filling up existing vacancies within the organization to ensure efficient operations and address the shortage of human resources.
About Food Corporation of India (FCI)
It is a prominent Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in India.
It was established in 1965 to ensure food security and support the nation's public distribution system.
FCI's primary mandate is to procure, store, and distribute food grains across the country.
It aims to maintain an adequate buffer stock of essential commodities and provide timely and affordable food grains to the vulnerable sections of society.
FCI undertakes the procurement of food grains from farmers at Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) declared by the government.
It procures crops such as wheat, rice, and coarse grains directly from farmers through designated procurement centers.
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