Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation Recruitment 2012
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation originated in 1932 and was a part of Nizam State Railway in the earlier Hyderabad state. Then, it was known as NSR-RTD – Nizam State Rail & Road Transport Department. It started with just 27 buses and 166 employees. Now, after almost eight decades, it has a fleet of 22222 buses with almost eight hundred bus stations and more than two hundred bus depots. It was taken over from the Nizam State Railway and made as a department of the Hyderabad State Government in 1951. Its present name of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation came about in 1958 and it was in accordance with the Road Transport Corporations Act 1950.
Its large network of buses has entered into the Guinness World record for being the largest fleet of buses. These buses operate within the cities as well as in the village areas connecting millions of people from all over the state. It operates regular services to all the neighboring states such as Karnataka, TamilNadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh and Orissa.
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation recruitment 2012 is the mammoth recruitment drive of APSRTC for the coming year. Predominantly, the recruitment drive is for Drivers, Conductors, Clerical staff, Depot and Station managers, mechanical engineers, traffic supervisors, superintendents, apprentices, trainees, paramedical staff etc. APSRTC job openings are advertised well in advance in leading newspapers and also on the Internet. APSRTC conductor jobs 2012 are specifically targeted at the recruitment of conductors for this large fleet of buses.
APSRTC jobs 2012 initiative releases notification under the banner APSRTC jobs notification in the media. The vacancies are advertised under the heading APSRTC careers 2012 on the web portal. The requisite application forms are printed along as well as available online on the Internet. The application contains all the necessary details such as qualification, experience, details of the APSRTC jobs 2012 that are vacant, salary scale etc. Hyderabad being the largest component of this organization gets specifically advertised for vacancies under jobs APSRTC Hyderabad.
APSRTC Recruitment 2012 process
The notifications for APSRTC job openings for various positions carry the last dates for submission of the completed application forms. Once the candidates submit the completed application forms with all the relevant attachments, these are carefully scrutinized so that the irrelevant ones can be eliminated. The aspiring candidates can track the entire process online. Almost all the APSRTC jobs 2012 entail written tests, which is mandatory for the interested candidates. These tests consist of various subject knowledge questions, aptitude, attitude etc. For driver jobs, there is a mandatory driving test, which the candidate has to qualify in. There are a lot of study material as well as previous question papers available for the candidates to refer and prepare accordingly along with the APSRTC jobs notification.
APSRTC Recruitment 2012 selection process
On clearing the written tests successfully, the candidates are intimated to attend a personal interview. Basically, the interviews are aimed at gauging the subject knowledge of the candidate, knowledge about current affairs especially at the state and national levels, aptitude of the candidate for these types of monotonous and repetitive jobs, ability to remain calm in any situation, extend courteous customer service, ability to be accurate about facts and figures etc.
The interviews are conducted by a panel of experts in the concerned field along with human resource professionals. In case of drivers and traffic supervisors, they are tested on location in order to judge their proficiency, as their jobs are extremely critical to the safety of the travelers. The entire process of tests and interviews is a long and time-consuming process requiring an enormous amount of coordination and tabulation.
For senior positions in APSRTC careers 2012, interviews are the only mode of selection. For all candidates, reference checks are done to make sure that there is no fraudulent activity. The senior candidates could have more than one round of personal interviews. The candidates who are successful in the interviews are then offered jobs in APSRTC.
For the transport industry, schedules and keeping to them is of paramount importance along with ensuring the safe travel of all the passengers. Hence it is of utmost importance that the APSRTC recruitment 2012 is above board and has adequately qualified personnel for all positions.