31 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Govt resets lateral entry

The Modi sarkar has perceptibly slowed down in the last leg of its tenure. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tried to streamline the functioning of the government, it has had mixed results. While the 360-degree evaluation system is now well established, Mr Modi is having significantly more trouble trying to induct outside talent to buttress the bureaucracy. Though the government received more than 6,000 applications in response to its advertisement in June seeking to appoint 10 private sector specialists as joint secretaries in different Central ministries, the appointment process has got stalled. According to sources, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) could not make much headway trying to shortlist candidates due to “sketchy” or “unusable” information received from the applicants. With the hiring process almost stalled, the government has now issued a fresh job advertisement seeking “detailed applications”. So, those seeking to fill the advertised posts must send in fresh applications. Unfortunately, only a few months remain for the general elections and the government has not set a timeline for the recruitment. Sources say that it is unlikely that Mr Modi’s pet initiative will fructify before the new government is formed.

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