Finmin asks SSC to hike exam fees instead
With the Staff Selection commission anticipating a three-fold jump in its expenses to 900 crore, job seekers sitting for the examinations may have to fork out much higher fee. The central recruitment agency plans to take all test online from 2018-19 and expects a big increase in number of applicants given several news posts have been created. The SSC’s income in roughly a quarter of its expenditure. For the current fiscal, the government will meet three-fourths of the agency’s expenditure of 300 crore. The gap between SSC’s income and expenditure is expected to rise to around 800 crore next year.
According to official sources, the department of expenditure in the finance ministry, which has received a hefty bill from the SSC, has asked it to find ways to enhance its internal resources. Essentially , this would mean a big hike in application and exam fees charged by the body.