Centre Brings Lateral Entry To Senior Positions In Government Of India

| June 10 , 2018 , 13:52 IST

The Government of India has announced lateral entry to senior positions and is accepting applications from candidates to join at the level of Joint Secretary, a crucial level of senior management in the Government of India. They lead policymaking as well as the implementation of various programmes and schemes of the Department.

An advertisement has been published in major newspapers by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). As per the Government, the lateral entry proposal is aimed at bringing in fresh ideas and new approaches to governance and also to augment manpower.

Under the scheme candidates who are currently serving in State Governments/ UT administrations or autonomous bodies of state/central government will be appointed on deputation while those from the private sector and MNCs will be appointed on contractual basis. The contract will be for 3 years and can be further extended to 5 years. Selected applicants shall be placed at the beginning of the pay scale as applicable to Joint Secretary i.e. Rs.144200-218200 per month (Level 14 of Pay Matrix). In addition, they shall be eligible for all allowances and facilities etc as applicable to the equivalent level in the Government of India.

Ten positions have been advertised for the Joint Secretary Post (one each) in the Department of Revenue, Department of Financial Services, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Department of Commerce.

Candidates who have expertise in specific areas of Revenue, Financial Services, Economic Affairs, Agriculture, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Environment & Forests, New & Renewable Energy, Civil Aviation and Commerce and fulfill the eligibility criteria may apply for specific posts mentioned in the advertisement.

The last date for the application is 30th July 2018. Applications can be submitted online at from 15th June till 30th June 2018 (till 5 pm only).