Lateral Entry Into Civil Services: Why The Ministry Of Defence Needs It The Most

The recent announcement by the government to laterally induct 10 joint secretaries into various ministries evoked a lot of reactions. The decision was much debated in the media, with everyone having a view over it. However, one thing came through clear — for a growing power, we need to have expertise beyond the standard IAS officers in the government.

Personally, I felt it was a good decision, and welcomed it. However, it left me bemused. I felt that we were approaching it from the wrong end. I did not see any post advertised for the Ministry of Defence (MoD)! Read More

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