Lateral entry at JS-level in GOI
Lateral entry at JS-level in GOI

The Government of India has issued a notification for lateral recruitment to 10 senior positions in Government of India, at the level of Joint Secretary, for a period of three years, which extendable up to 5 years. Joint Secretaries are at a crucial level of senior management in the Government of India. They lead policy making as well as implementation of various programmes and schemes of the Department assigned to them. 

Joint Secretaries report to the Secretary/Additional Secretary in the Ministry/ Department. Candidates  need to have outstanding expertise in the areas of (i) Revenue (ii) Financial Services (iii) Economic Affairs (iv) Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare (v) Road Transport & Highways (vi) Shipping (vii) Environment, Forests and Climate Change (viii) New & Renewable Energy (ix) Civil Aviation and (x) Commerce. They need to be minimum graduates and of a minimum of 40 years of age on July 1, 2018. 

They need to be working at comparable levels in State services, public sector, autonomous bodies, statutory organisations, universities, recognized research institutes, private sector companies or consultancies with a minimum of 15 years experience. 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. However, the Government reserves its right to place deserving appointees at an appropriate level within the scale of pay.

All appointees shall be deemed to be public servants for the purpose of the CCS (Conduct) Rules and such other Statutes as notified by the government from time to time. The employment contract can be terminated by either side with a minimum notice period of 3 months. The shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interaction with the Selection Committee. Applications need to be submitted 30th July, 2018. All applications may be submitted online at http://Lateral.nic.in. No extension of time will be given under any circumstances. No physical applications shall be entertained. 

(Courtesy: https://lateral.nic.in)