FCI becomes leading recruiter in recent years

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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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