UPSC Exam: According to the official information, the Central Public Service Commission had released the online recruitment application for recruitment to these three posts on 6 February 2021 for recruitment to the level of Joint Secretary and Director.
UPSC Exam: Now you can be recruited to big posts in Central Government Ministries without passing the IAS exam. On the request of the Union Personnel Ministry, the Central Public Service Commission has recruited 31 such people and these include officers from Joint Secretary to Deputy Secretary. According to a senior official of the Ministry of Personnel of the Central Government, the Ministry of Personnel had requested the Central Public Service Commission on 14 December 2020 to recruit eligible candidates through lateral recruitment for the post of Joint Secretary, Director and Deputy Secretary in various Ministries of the Government of India. .
According to the official information given by the government, the Central Public Service Commission has released the online recruitment application for recruitment to these three posts at the level of Joint Secretary and Director on 6 February 2021 and this online application can be filled by 22 March 2021. could. According to the official information of the Central Government, recruitment for the post of Deputy Secretary was taken out on the online portal on 20 March 2021 and application could be made till 3 May 2021. According to the official information of the Central Government, 295 applications were received for the post of Joint Secretary, 1247 applications for the post of Director and 489 applications for the post of Deputy Secretary.
Called for interview
According to the official information given through the Ministry of Personnel, the Central Public Service Commission scrutinized all these applications and after that 231 people were called for interviews for different posts. The interviews were held from 27 September to 8 October and since then a total of 31 candidates were found eligible for these three posts.
According to a top official of the Central Government, 3 posts are of Joint Secretary, while 19 posts are for Director level officers and 9 posts are for Deputy Secretary level officers. The central government ministries in which they are being deployed include the Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Consumer Food, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Health Welfare, Ministry of Transport and Highways. , Civil Aviation etc.
According to the information received, the first proposal for lateral entry in the bureaucracy was brought in the year 2005 but the then central government refused to accept it. After this, in the year 2010, once again there was talk of recruitment of officers through lateral entry in central government departments, but even then the government did not accept it.
After this, in the year 2014, when the BJP government was formed at the center under the leadership of Narendra Modi, in the year 2016, a committee was formed to make such recruitment. This committee made some changes in whatever recommendations or proposals were there before and after that submitted its proposal to the government for making such recruitment. After deliberating on this entire proposal, the Modi government gave a green signal to the lateral recruitment.
Under the lateral entry system, one can directly become a senior officer in government departments without giving IAS or any other competitive examination and can be made deputy secretary, director, joint secretary and even direct secretary. According to the top officials of the central government, the desired qualification is necessary for direct recruitment to these posts. Such as age limit, working efficiency, educational qualification, work experience etc. are included. The applications of the candidates who apply under Lateral Entry, their applications are carefully scrutinized and considered by the Central Public Service Commission and then the candidates who are eligible are called for interview.0
The candidates who clear this interview of Central Public Service Commission are directly recruited to senior posts in government departments. However, their recruitment is done on contract basis only for a short period of time and if the need arises, the government can extend that time limit even further. At present, the people of the central government believe that this is a big step to curb the red tape of the bureaucracy.