Government considering lateral entry in civil services

Niti Aayog in the Three Year Action Agenda for 2017-2020 has recommended inducting specialists into the system through lateral entry

GN Bureau | August 4, 2017


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(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)
(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)

The government is considering the Niti Aayog recommendation for inducting specialists in the civil services through lateral entry, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

Union minister Jitendra Singh said that the government is always committed to appoint best available talent subject to provisions of rules.

Recruitment to various posts in the government of India is made through various recruitment agencies established for the purpose such as Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission etc. Recruitment agencies conduct examinations based on requirements projected by various ministries/departments.

NITI Aayog in the Three Year Action Agenda for 2017-2020 has recommended for inducting specialists into the system through lateral entry in policy making areas on fixed term contract. This recommendation along with suggestions received from other quarters is under consideration, said the minister on Friday.

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