Published On: Thu, Aug 3rd, 2017

Recommendation to induct pvt sector talent in govt under consideration: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Niti Aayog’s recommendation on induction of private sector talent in central government departments through lateral entry is under consideration, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.

There is no proposal to allow lateral entry of professionals into the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said today.

The government is always committed to appoint best available talent subject to provisions of rules, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said today.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, he said the government is always committed to appoint best available talent subject to provisions of rules.

Niti Aayog in the three-year action agenda for 2017-2020 has recommended for inducting specialists into the system through lateral entry in policy making areas on fixed-term contract, said Singh, Minister of State for Personnel.

“In case the recommendation is implemented the efforts will be to supplement the existing talent with further competencies in different areas/sectors. This recommendation along with suggestions received from other quarters is under consideration,” he said in a written reply in the Lower House.

Singh said over the recent years only about 15 per cent posts at Deputy Secretary/Director level under the central staffing scheme have remained vacant due to various reasons viz. Gap between occurrence of vacancy and filling up of posts, non-availability of suitable officers, pre-mature and sudden departure/repatriation of officers etc.

PTI had recently reported that the government was mulling to open its doors for private sector specialists in its select departments.

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