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Lateral entry: Over 6,000 private-sector specialists apply for 10 joint secretary posts in government

Updated : August 20, 2018 10:05 AM IST

The Personnel Ministry had recently announced recruiting 10 joint secretaries in select government departments through "lateral entry" mode, thus allowing private sector talents to join the government on contractual basis.
The posts of joint secretaries are in revenue, financial services, economic affairs, agriculture and farmers welfare, road transport and highways, shipping, environment, forest and climate change, new and renewable energy, civil aviation and commerce departments.
There are a maximum of 1,100 applicants against one post, depending on the department concerned. The minimum application for a post is 290.
Lateral entry: Over 6,000 private-sector specialists apply for 10 joint secretary posts in government
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