Doors open for lat­eral en­try in bureau­cracy

Governance Now - - BRIEFINGS -

The Naren­dra Modi gov­ern­ment gave a go-ahead to the lat­eral en­try into civil ser­vices by invit­ing “tal­ented and mo­ti­vated in­dian na­tion­als” to fill 10 joint sec­re­tary level po­si­tions through an ad­ver­tise­ment by the de­part­ment of per­son­nel train­ing (dopt). in the ad­ver­tise­ment, the dopt says it is look­ing for 10 “out­stand­ing in­di­vid­u­als”, who are will­ing to con­trib­ute to­wards na­tion build­ing. Peo­ple from pri­vate sec­tor com­pa­nies, con­sul­tancy or­gan­i­sa­tions, and MNCS are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply. Ac­cord­ing to the dopt, the re­cruit­ment will be on con­tract ba­sis for three to five years. The in­take will be made in 10 de­part­ments ini­tially but will ex­pand to other cat­e­gories in the sec­ond phase. The po­si­tions are cru­cial for pol­icy mak­ing and are filled by through UPSC. in 2017, the Niti Aayog in its three year ac­tion agenda re­leased had pro­posed lat­eral en­try in bureau­cracy. “in ar­eas re­quir­ing spe­cialised knowl­edge, it is im­por­tant to de­velop ex­per­tise among in­ter­nal staff and in­duct lat­eral en­try... spe­cial­ists could be brought on three to five year con­tracts. Such a sys­tem will bring top tal­ent and en­ergy into the gov­ern­ment and will lend new dy­namism to the min­istries,” it said. Though the idea was un­der dis­cus­sion for many years, this is the first move to­wards im­ple­ment­ing it.

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