Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the recruitment and selection body for government services, will accept online job application by next year.
"UPSC will be introducing system for online application procedure by next year for all exams and recruitment," UPSC chairman D.P. Agrawal said at a function late Tuesday evening.
UPSC conducts examinations for recruitment to various government jobs including civil, medical, defence, engineering, foreign and central police services.
"UPSC handles about 12 lakh applications annually. Introduction of the online application facility will help in easing the mammoth work of scrutinising the applications," Agrawal said at a function organised by the Institution of Engineers, Delhi.
He said about 800 UPSC employees have been trained in the use of computer technology.
"This is an ongoing process and the commission is planning to give advance training to its officials with the help of outside expert agencies," Agarwal said.