UPSC advertises for lateral entry

Why is it in news?
  • The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued an advertisement to recruit 30 persons at the Joint Secretary and Director level in the central administration.
  • Online applications have been invited for Ministries, departments, PSUs, autonomous bodies of the Central government.
  • The contractual appointment would be for a period of three years and extendable up to five years depending on the performance.
What is Lateral Entry?
  • It is appointment of specialist from private sector into Govt organizations for boosting efficiency and to bring more expertise into various government departments.
  • The basic qualification for the applicant for Joint Secretary lateral entrant will require 15 years of work experience for and 10 for the position of Directors.
  • The 1st (1965) and 2nd (2005) Administrative Reform Commission: have recommended need for specialization and an institutionalized, transparent process for lateral entry.

Posted by Jawwad Kazi on 12th Feb 2021