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Government opens lateral entry for top bureaucracy 10 Joint Secretary level posts



Government opens lateral entry for top bureaucracy 10 Joint Secretary level posts- Details

In a bid to open a path for bureaucracy for private sector professionals, Government of India on 10th June 2018 invited applications for 10 Joint Secretary level posts through lateral entry as opposed to the UPSC examinations.

The Government proposed an initiative of lateral entry was aimed at bringing in “fresh ideas and new approaches” to governance and also to augment manpower.

The Government of India has decided to invite talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building to join the government at the level of Joint Secretary.

According to the Department of Personnel and Training notification. Joint Secretaries are at a crucial level of senior management in the government and lead policy making as well as the implementation of various programmes and schemes of the department assigned to them. They report to the Secretary or the Additional Secretary in the respective ministries.

The joint secretary post is usually filled through the competitive exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The government notification said that candidates having expertise in specific areas of revenue, financial services, economic affairs, agriculture, road transport and highways, shipping, environment and forests, new and renewable energy, civil aviation and commerce can apply for the posts.

While candidates from state governments and Central or state public sector undertakings will be appointed on deputation, the candidates from the private sector will be appointed on contract basis, the notification said.



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