Modi govt plans big revamp of top bureaucracy, to induct 400 experts from private sector
Two months after it inducted 9 private sector specialists as joint secretaries, the Narendra Modi government is mulling to rope in subject experts from the private sector at the Deputy Secretary (DS) and Director levels as well. The move is aimed at boosting efficiency and bring more expertise into various government departments, said a report in the Indian Express.
The report said that officials of his Department of Personnel & Training have been asked to prepare a proposal for inducting 400 domain experts to fill DS/Director posts. Government has been rooting for lateral entry to bridge the acute talent shortfall at the top of policy making. Officials at DoPT have also been asked to frame a process for recruitment and evaluation of private sector employees into central administration, the report added.