1. Narendra Modi government mulls lateral entry for private sector execs into civil services

Narendra Modi government mulls lateral entry for private sector execs into civil services

Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT ) has been asked to prepare a proposal on lateral entries into civil services that deal with economy and infrastructure.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, 2017 12:13 PM
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Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT ) has been asked to prepare a proposition on lateral entries into civil services that deal with economy and infrastructure. As per Indian Express sources said that the instructions have come from Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)to prepare a broad outline of modalities for selecting private sector executives for appointment in the ranks of deputy secretary, director, and joint secretary. The sources added the decision was taken in response to a central government staffing policy paper. In the papers, DoPT had indicated a lack of officers at the middle management level.

According to sources, the selection of private individuals or social workers would be through a matrix of experience and qualification. The existing salary of the candidate would not be taken into account. A committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary would be responsible for the final selection. The starting estimate was of around 40 individuals comprising of successful, entrepreneurs, academicians and social workers, would be taken in through lateral entry, mainly at the joint-secretary level where there is a dearth of officers.

According to IE, another official said that the appointments would not be for ministries like Home, Defence, Personnel or even Corporate Affairs.

Meanwhile, earlier last year in August, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh in directed Lok Sabha that there was no plan to constitute a committee to study the viability of lateral entry as such issues required political consensus.

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    Thangjom
    Sep 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm
    Do you expect DOPT to prepare a concept note for lateral entry to civil services when they cannot even implement the existing policy and rules properly. They cannot be creative and honest enough to come up with such a high standing idea practised by advanced nation when Indian civil service performance comes at the bottom, even lower than Srilanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
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      K Sreenivas Reddy
      Jul 17, 2017 at 7:08 am
      There is no dearth of knowledge or experience in many government officials. Non acceptance in higher levels and reluctance at lower levels...As good moves in the interest of nation will be against personal interest of individuals. Moreover person in the private sector with fat ries may not show interest as pay in government sector is low.... Unless they are highly motivated in the interest of nation or to take advantage of position.
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        Ravindra
        Jul 16, 2017 at 11:13 am
        Another way to Ins utionalize corruption and Pick And choose mode.
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        1. Srinivasa Rao Talla
          Jul 16, 2017 at 1:43 am
          A wonderfull move by Govt. to bring in efficiency with professionalism of successful people in private life
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          1. Aariz Mohammed
            Jul 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm
            Why this, there was existing means to appoint experts as advisers at various levels.
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              Vikram
              Jul 15, 2017 at 5:37 am
              Advisers are not good enough because their 'advice' is usually ignored by career babus. You need experts who have the power to implement, hence this
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