Lateral Entry Recruitment to Senior Posts filled by UPSC

Lateral Entry recruitment at the levels of Joint Secretary, Director and Deputy Secretary in the Central Government provides for appointment of persons for specific assignments, keeping in view their specialized knowledge and expertise in the domain area

Lateral Entry Recruitment To Senior Positions In Central Government Government

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, 10 JS &19 Directors selected through Lateral Recruitment are serving in various Ministries/Departments at Centre

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh today said, Lateral entry recruitment at the levels of Joint Secretary, Director and Deputy Secretary in the Government of India provides for appointment of persons for specific assignments, keeping in view their specialized knowledge and expertise in the domain area.

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the selection was undertaken by the Union Public Service Commission on the basis of transparent process, inviting applications through open advertisement for these posts. Candidates from private sector are appointed on contract basis and those from the State Government/UT Administration/Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs)/Autonomous Bodies/Statutory Organizations/Universities/ Recognised Research Institutes on deputation basis, for a term of three years.

Ten candidates appointed as Joint Secretary through lateral entry recruitment (seven selected in 2019 and three selected in 2021), are in position in various Ministries/Departments. Further, nineteen candidates have been selected in 2021 for appointment to the post of Director on lateral recruitment basis. Details of these candidates are at Annexure-I.

Annexure-I

List of Lateral Entry Recruitment in central government

Details of Candidates selected for appointment as Joint Secretary and Director through lateral entry recruitment in Central Government during 2019 and 2021

View the Annexure

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