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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1. While filling the qualification, it is seen that the drop down list does not include any qualification or subject/ field of study?

While filling the qualification you may choose the option of ‘OTHER’ from the drop down list. Once you choose the ‘OTHER’ option you will be able to type/enter the specific qualification or subject/field of study.

Q.2. Whether an applicant from a holding company is considered as an internal candidate for a post in its subsidiary companies?

Internal candidate is defined at sub-para (ii) of para 8 in Chapter 2(B) of the ‘Compendium of Guidelines Regarding Board level appointments in Central Public Sector Enterprises [updated as on 23.02.2017].

 “In case of formation of a new company consequent upon merger of companies/carving out from the old company, a candidate from the erstwhile company/companies will also be treated as internal candidate subject to his/her fulfilling eligibility norms.”

Further, An applicant from a holding company is considered as an internal candidate for a post in its subsidiary companies.

Q.3. When is the result of a Selection Meeting published?

The details of all the candidates interviewed and recommended by the PESB for each vacancy are placed on the website of the PESB, the same day the interviews are concluded.

Q.4. How many times a candidate may appear in Selection Meetings in a calendar year?

A candidate may apply any number of times in a calendar year, but he/she  would be allowed to appear for a maximum of three times in selection meetings in a calendar year, including the occasions on which he/she is shortlisted but remains absent in the selection meeting.

Q.5. Whether a candidate recommended for a Board level post may be considered for another Board level post?

A candidate recommended for a Board level post is not considered for another Board level post for a period of six months from the date of selection interview or till the approval of the concerned panel, whichever is earlier.

Q.6. Will an advance copy of the application be entertained?

Only such applications as are received in the PESB on or before the last date and time, through proper channel will be considered. The channel for different categories is indicated in para V of the Job Description of the concerned post.

Q.7. Is a retired person or an unemployed person eligible to apply for a post in any CPSE?

Candidates are shortlisted based on the requirements prescribed in the Job Description circulated, which stipulates that the applicant must, on the date of application, as well as on the date of interview, be employed in a regular capacity. Therefore, retired or unemployed persons are not eligible for applying for a Board level post in a CPSE.