The government has opened up senior-level bureaucratic posts in several departments to people, even from the private sector, who are “talented and motivated”, and willing to contribute towards nation building.
According to an advertisement published in leading newspapers, the government is looking for 10 “outstanding individuals”, even from the private sector, with expertise in the areas of revenue, financial services, economic affairs, agriculture, cooperation and farmers’ welfare, road transport and highway, shipping, environment, forests and climate change, new and renewable energy, civil aviation and commerce.
The initiative is being called lateral recruitment to senior positions in the government. The period of contract will be for three years from the date of commencement of service, extendable up to five years depending upon performance.
The criteria for applicants include minimum age of 40 years as on July 1, 2018, graduate from a recognized university or institute. Higher qualifications would be an added advantage.
Those who are eligible to apply also include officers of any state or Union Territories government who are already working at an equivalent level or are eligible for appointment to equivalent level in their cadre, with relevant experience. The same applies to those working in PSUs, autonomous bodies, statutory organisations, universities, recognised research institutes with a minimum of 15 years experience.
Those working in private sector companies, consultancy organisations, international or multinational organisations with a minimum of 15 years experience can also apply.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interaction with the selection committee. The last date for receipt of applications is July 30.