Indian Government to hire private sector employees to joint secretary level position. The centre has finally decided to hire for the vacancies of joint secretary level positions in the Government of India. The government has especially opened the vacancies for the private sector employees. Generally, these types of vacancies are filled by the qualified candidates who successfully clear the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination.
A notice released by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) says, “The Government of India invites talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation-building to join the government at the level of joint secretary.”
The post of the joint secretaries plays an important role in managing the senior government departments. What they do is lead the policy-making decisions and implementing the schemes of the government departments. The job of the joint secretaries is to report those schemes to the respective ministries.
There are a total of ten vacancies left for the Secretariat positions specifying the qualifications requirements. The Department of Personnel Training has invited candidates who are specialized in the fields of financial services, revenue, road and transportation, economic affairs, shipping, agriculture, environment, civil and aviation as well as trade and commerce.
The professionals who worked in private sector companies with more than fifteen years of experience and the age limit of above 40 years are eligible to apply in these posts. The last date of application is until 30th July. Candidates can apply online. The candidates who will be finally selected will be hired on three-year contracts and they will be paid Rs 1.44 lakhs to Rs 2.18 lakhs per month. If they are able to show good performances, the government may even extend their contract deadline. And once they are hired, they will get all sort of government facilities such as luxury accommodations, personal vehicles as well as parking.
Public sector candidates can also apply for the respective posts but they will be appointed on deputation but private sector candidates will be hired on a contract basis.
Chairman of NITI Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant praised the government’s decision by posting a tweet, “NITI’s experience with the lateral entry has been extremely good. They bring in a vast number of fresh and vibrant ideas. This move by the government was long overdue and I welcome it. Will catalyse UPSC entrants to specialise. The government must also allow deputation of its officers to the private sector as well.”