No impact of lateral entry on reserved posts, says Government
New Delhi: The Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh, told Lok Sabha today that there was no impact of lateral entry on reserved posts.
In a written reply to a question in this regard, Dr. Singh said the Government, with the twin objectives of bringing fresh talent and augmenting the manpower at certain levels in the Central Government, had decided to undertake lateral recruitment of ten Joint Secretaries and forty Directors/Deputy Secretaries in the identified Ministries/Departments on contract/deputation (including short term contract) basis.
He informed that pursuant to this decision, eight Joint Secretaries were appointed during 2019, out of whom seven were in position at present, and there was now a proposal to fill three posts at Joint Secretary level, twenty seven posts at Director-level and thirteen posts at Deputy Secretary-level through lateral recruitment on contract/deputation (including short term contract) basis.
The Minister said no centralized data on category of persons appointed through lateral recruitment in the Central Government is maintained. “Each post being filled is a Single Post in a specific domain area, and the candidates are either to be appointed on contract basis or those from State Governments, Union Territories, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies, Statutory Bodies, Universities etc. on deputation basis (including short term contract), who would retain lien in their parent Departments,” he stated thus clarifying that “as such, there is no question of any reduction in reserved posts for SCs, STs, and OBCs”.
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