Lateral Recruitment of 10 outstanding individuals as Joint Secretary in GoI – Non-IAS too qualify

Lateral Recruitment of 10 outstanding individuals as joint secretary in GoI. Even Non IAS Persons with expertise are qualified. Last Date 30th July 2018. 


Lateral Recruitment to Senior Positions in Government of India by Department Of Personnel And Training Invitation of Applications 

The Government of India has decided to invite talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building to join the Government at the level of Joint Secretary. The proposal of lateral entry is aimed at bringing in fresh ideas and new approaches to governance and also to augment manpower. Candidates who have expertise in specific areas of Revenue, Financial Services, Economic Affairs, Agriculture, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Environment & Forests, New & Renewable Energy, Civil Aviation and Commerce and fulfill the eligibility criteria may apply for specific posts mentioned in the advertisement.

A Joint Secretary is the head of the wing under the charge of Secretary of the Ministry/ Department and he/she reports to Additional Secretary/ Secretary. Joint Secretaries are at a crucial level of senior management in the Government of India. They lead policy making as well as implementation of various programmes and schemes of the Department.

The candidates from State Governments/Union Territories Administration, Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies etc. set up or controlled by Central/State Governments shall be appointed on deputation (Including Short Term Contract) with lien in the parent department. The candidates from Private Sector Organisations, International/Multinational Organisations etc., shall be appointed on contract basis.

The shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interaction with the Selection Committee.

The last date for receipt of applications is 30th July, 2018 till 05:00 PM IST. All applications may be submitted online at from 15th June, 2018 to 30th July, 2018 till 05:00 PM IST. No extension of time will be given under any circumstances.

Physical applications shall not be entertained.

As per the advertisement issued in this regard, the Government is looking for ten (10) outstanding individuals with expertise in the following areas:

(i) Revenue
(ii) Financial Services
(iii) Economic Affairs
(iv) Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare
(v) Road Transport & Highways
(vi) Shipping
(vii) Environment, Forests and Climate Change
(viii) New & Renewable Energy
(ix) Civil Aviation and
(x) Commerce.


Minimum of 40 years as on July 1, 2018.

Qualifications Graduate from a recognized University/Institute. Higher qualifications would be an added advantage.


a. Officers of any State/UT Government who are already working at equivalent level or are eligible for appointment to equivalent level in their cadre, with relevant experience.

b. Individuals working at comparable levels in Public, Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Autonomous Bodies, Statutory Organisations, Universities, Recognized Research Institutes with a minimum of 15 years experience.

c. Individuals working at comparable levels in Private Sector Companies, Consultancy Organisations, International/Multinational Organisations with a minimum of 15 years experience.

Duration of Contract

The period of contract shall be for 3 years from the date of commencement extendable upto 5 years depending upon performance.
Compensation Selected applicants shall be placed at the beginning of the pay scale as applicable to Joint Secretary i.e. Rs.144200-218200 per month (Level 14 of Pay Matrix). In addition, they shall be eligible for all allowances and facilities etc as applicable to the equivalent level in the Government of India.

However, the Government reserves its right to place deserving appointees at an appropriate level within the scale of pay

General Conditions of Service

All appointees shall be deemed to be Public Servants for the purpose of the CCS (Conduct) Rules and such other Statutes as notified by the Government from time to time. The employment contract can be terminated by either side with a minimum notice period of 3 months.

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