Recommendation to induct pvt sector talent in Govt depts under consideration: Minister

3 Aug 2017

Niti Aayog's recommendation on induction of private sector talent in central government departments through lateral entry is under consideration, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, he said the government is always committed to appoint best available talent subject to provisions of rules. 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, said Singh, minister of state for personnel.
"In case the recommendation is implemented the efforts will be to supplement the existing talent with further competencies in different areas/sectors. This recommendation along with suggestions received from other quarters is under consideration," he said in a written reply in the Lower House.

Singh said over the recent years only about 15 per cent posts at deputy secretary/director level under the central staffing scheme have remained vacant due to various reasons viz. gap between occurrence of vacancy and filling up of posts, non-availability of suitable officers, pre-mature and sudden departure/repatriation of officers etc. It was recently reported that the Centre was mulling to open its doors for private sector specialists in its select departments.