Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
03-August-2017 16:24 IST
Lateral entry in civil services

The Government is always committed to appoint best available talent subject to provisions of rules. Recruitment to various posts in Government of India is made through various recruitment agencies established for the purpose such as Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission etc. Recruitment agencies conduct examinations based on requirements projected by various Ministries/Departments/offices of Government of India.

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. This recommendation along with suggestions received from other quarters is under consideration.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Dr. R. Lakshmanan in the Rajya Sabha today.