Govt. opens doors to lateral entry

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Invites applications for high level positions
In an apparent attempt to bring private sector experience and instill talent into the country’s bureaucracy, the government of the Union has invited “outstanding people” to join the government at the level of joint secretary at the Center.

To begin with, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has invited applications for 10 high-level positions in the departments of Economic Affairs, Revenue, Trade and Roads and others.

The notice issued Sunday by DoPT says it is looking for 10 “outstanding individuals” who are willing to contribute to the nation’s construction.

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The notification invites people working at comparable levels in private sector companies, consulting organizations, international / multinational organizations with at least 15 years of experience, in addition to those working in companies in the central public sector, autonomous bodies, statutory organizations, research organizations and universities.

The contract will be made by contract from three to five years. Admission will be made in 10 departments initially, but will be extended to other categories in the second phase, said DoPT.

The position of Deputy Secretary (JS) is crucial for the formulation of policies and the implementation of government programs and schemes, with the most important decisions in ministries and departments taken by officials at that level.

Although the idea of ​​lateral entry into the administrative framework has been under discussion for some years, this is the first step towards the implementation of the idea, which is generating a curious debate about the pros and cons of the movement.

The departments for which candidates are sought include Income, Financial Services, Economic Affairs, Trade and Civil Aviation, Agriculture and Cooperation, Roads and Shipping, and Environment and Climate Change.

The notification specifies a minimum age of 40 years and the minimum qualification of a recognized university or institute, while a higher grade will be an additional advantage.