New Delhi (PTI): 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.
PTI had recently reported that the government was mulling to open its doors for private sector specialists in its select departments.