Centre invites applications from private sector for Joint Secretary & Director posts through lateral entry

Union Public Service Commission's (UPSC)

In an attempt to strengthen the administration, the Government of India has taken a decision to recruit more private sector specialists into different government departments at Joint Secretary and Director levels. According to a statement issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India, Centre invites talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation-building to join the government at the level of Joint Secretary on contract basis in various ministries including the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

Further, those private sector individuals interested in joining the government as Directors on contract basis in various ministries including the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Financial Services, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of School Education & Literacy, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Civil Aviation and in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, are also invited to apply, the statement added.

A detailed advertisement on the positions open along with requisite instructions to the candidates will be uploaded on the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) official website from February 6. Interested candidates must note that the online applications for the same opens from February 6, today, and the last day to apply is March 22, as per the DoPT’s statement.

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Shortlisting of the candidates will be done on the basis of the information provided by the  candidates. These selected candidates will be appointed through the lateral entry mode, which relates to the appointment of specialists from the private sector in government organisations.