Modi govt now plans to hire 400 directors and deputy secretaries through lateral entry -Sanya Dhingra
Many cadre officers are unwilling to come on central deputation, so Modi govt plans to fill massive vacancies and increase efficiency in one stroke.
New Delhi: A year after the Narendra Modi government recruited nine joint secretaries from the private sector, it is now planning to hire as many as 400 directors and deputy secretaries through the process of lateral entry, ThePrint has learnt.
Sources in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said the government has been grappling with an acute shortage of officers at these levels, and recruiting persons through lateral entry will serve the dual purpose of filling in the vacancies and increasing efficiency and expertise in governance.
However, the exact time-frame for these lateral recruitments, or when the advertisements for them will be released, is not yet finalised.
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ThePrint.in, 29 June, 2020, https://theprint.in/india/governance/modi-govt-now-plans-to-hire-400-directors-and-deputy-secretaries-through-lateral-entry/449426/?amp&fbclid=IwAR3MeOJj2j_l6OgqMOzgf0EPI8GQjlKVyhDXxFVA4qtt8lqZgVVOamyhkkw