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UPSC Appoints 31 Private Sector Specialists as Joint Secretaries, Directors and Deputy Secretaries

The Union Public Service Commission had appointed 31 private sector specialists as joint secretaries, administrators and deputy secretaries in central authorities departments. Out of 2031 applications, 231 were shortlisted for interview and among them 31 have been appointed. Niti Aayog has been recommended for induction of personnels, in the middle and senior management level of the government.

According to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), 31 private sector specialists have been chosen as joint secretaries, administrators and deputy secretaries in central authorities departments, on Thursday. It includes 3 joint secretaries, 19 directors and 9 deputy secretaries.

Jitendra Singh who is the Minister of State for Personnel stated it as a main step to position the suitable expertise for the suitable function.

He tweeted, “As a major step to place the right talent for the right role, #DoPT announces 31 lateral entry recruitments, after due selection process by UPSC, as Joint Secretary/Director/Deputy Secretary in different ministries/departments of government of India”.

In order to pick out appropriate folks to affix the federal government on the degree of joint secretary, director or deputy secretary in varied ministries and departments of the federal government of India on contract or deputation foundation, The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) had requested the fee on December 14, 2020 and February 12, 2021.

An online recruitment utility for joint secretary and director degree posts was launched by the UPSC on February 6 and for deputy secretary degree posts on March 20.

A complete list of 295 functions for joint secretary degree posts, 1,247 functions for director level posts and 489 functions for deputy secretary level posts have been acquired in response.

231 candidates were shortlisted for the interviews which were performed from September 27 to October 8. Out of which 31 candidates were recommended by the UPSC for the appointment as joint secretaries, directors and deputy secretaries.

Among them 3 joint secretaries would be joining the finance ministry, commerce and industry ministry and agriculture and farmers welfare ministry, 19 directors would be joining commerce and industry ministry, agriculture and farmers welfare ministry, finance ministry, law and justice ministry, consumer affairs ministry, food and public distribution ministry, education ministry, jal shakti ministry, health and family welfare ministry, road transport and highways ministry, civil aviation ministry and skill development and entrepreneurship ministry and 9 deputy secretaries have been chosen for posting in training ministry, setting, forests and local weather change ministry, statistics and programme implementation ministry, metal ministry, company affairs ministry, mines ministry, ports delivery and waterways ministry, heavy industries and public enterprises ministry and housing and concrete affairs ministry.

Earlier in June 2018, the personnel ministry invited functions for 10 joint secretary-rank posts via lateral entry’ mode – that’s – appointment of personal sector specialists within the authorities – for the primary time.

Usually, the posts of joint secretary and director are manned by officers selected through the civil services examination and other tests conducted by the UPSC and other organizations. But Niti Aayog in its three-year action agenda, and the sectoral group of secretaries on governance, in its report submitted in February, 2017, has been seen really useful and hence it is recommended for induction of personnel in the middle and senior management level in the government with the twin objectives of bringing in fresh talent and increase the availability of manpower as well.

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