In a rare move, the government has published public ads inviting applications for 10 junior secretary posts
The notification aimed at "lateral entry" invites "outstanding individuals" with relevant experience in PSUs, autonomous bodies, universities, and even the private sector, among others.
While some have hailed the move, others have severely criticized it. Here are all details.About the posts
"Joint secretaries are at a crucial level of senior management in the Government of India, and lead policy-making and the implementation of various programs and schemes of the department," the ad says. They are generally appointed through the IAS, IFS, IPS or other central services.QualificationRequirements of the job
The government is now seeking individuals with expertise in financial services, agriculture, road transport, forest, energy, and civil aviation, among others.
Candidates will need 15 years' experience and have to be aged 40 as of July 1, 2018. They will be appointed contractually for 3-5 years.
They post comes with a pay scale of Rs. 1,44,200-Rs. 2,18,200 (Level 14), plus allowances.
News Source: Newsbytes