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JS-level posts vacant at Centre, few takers

The shortage of officers at the centre has become so visible that the DoPT in a candid acknowledgment of the shrinking pool asked the states to 'share the shortage'

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee  |  New Delhi 

There are very few officers to fill up the key posts in the Narendra Modi-government. This is showing up in alarming numbers.

Every year since 2014, the number of joint secretary-level posts left untenanted has risen and "could affect the performance of the government", said an officer with k nowledge of the trend. In the Indian government scheme of functioning, when the joint secretary assumes the role of chief executive officer (CEO) for a department, "she carries the institutional memory of the department as she holds the post for five years", said GK Pillai, former ...

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First Published: Sat, June 11 2016. 21:03 IST
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