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Lateral Entry Opens

For the first time in the country, 10 Joint Secretaries will be recruited by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to serve in the Government of India (GoI).


DoPT has notified an advertisement for senior positions in the Union Government for motivated Indian willing to contribute towards nation building by joining GoI at Joint Secretary level.

Joint Secretaries are at a crucial level of senior management in the Government of India as they lead the Policy Making as well as implementation of various programs and schemes of the department assigned to them.

After taking the charge of Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has been harping on taking officers on lateral entry basis to infuse talent and the Committees of Secretaries have recommended the same.

Earlier thinking was to take officers for Director and Joint Secretary level, however, DoPT has notified for 10 posts of JS having expertise in Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer’s Welfare, Commerce, Civil Aviation, Road Transport & Highways, Revenue, Financial Services, Economic Affairs, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, , New and Renewable Energy sector.

While minimum age is 40 years as on 1 July, 2018, educational qualification is a Graduate from a recognized university and higher qualification will be an added advantage.

Officers of any State Government or Union Territory, who are already working at equivalent level or are eligible for appointment to equivalent level in their cadre, with relevant experience will apply.

Similarly individuals working at comparable levels in Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies, Statutory Organizations, Universities, and Recognized Research Institutes with a minimum 15 years of experience are eligible to apply.

Individuals working at comparable levels in private sector companies, consultancy organizations, International or Multinational Organizations with minimum of 15 years of experience will be able to apply.

Duration of contract shall be for a period of three years from the date of commencement extendable to five years depending upon performance.

Selected candidates shall be placed at the beginning of the pay scale as applicable to Joint Secretary i.e.Rs.1,44,200-Rs.2,18, 200 Per month in addition to all allowances and facilities etc as applicable to the equivalent level in Government of India.

The shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interaction with the Selection Committee.

Candidates have been asked to apply online from 15 June, which will be open till 30 July @http:/Lateral.nic.in as there will be no physical application shall be entertained, said the advertisement.


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