‘Lateral entry’ into bureaucracy: reason, process, and the controversy:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Role of civil services in a democracy.   ‘Lateral entry’  Context: The recent recommendation of 31 candidates by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to be inducted into senior and mid-level positions in various union ministries is the second such attempt towards bringing specialists from private sector in the senior and …

Insights into Editorial: ‘Lateral entry’ into bureaucracy: reason, process, and controversy

  Context: Recently, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issued an advertisement seeking applications “from talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building” for three posts of Joint Secretary and 27 of Director in central government Departments. These individuals, who would make a “lateral entry” into the government secretariat, would be contracted …