40 Per Cent Of Joint Secretaries To Be Non-IAS: Modi Govt To Radically Recast ‘Steel Frame’ Of Indian Civil Services
by Swarajya Staff
Jun 11 2019, 12:13 pm,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah arrive to attend the Diwali Mangal Milan with journalists at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
In a clear signal that administrative reforms will be a key focus area in his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to expand the policy of lateral entry into Indian Civil Services by increasing the intake of officers at the Joint Secretary from outside the system to at least 40 per cent, The Federal reported.
In the current scheme of things, the joint secretaries posted in various administrative ministries in Delhi are largely drawn from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
Despite facing stiff resistance from the entrenched bureaucrats, the Modi government hired nine lateral hires on contract at the level of joint secretary in various departments and ministries.
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