MEA Opens Doors to Recruits From the Academic and Private Sectors

The MEA said it plans to recruit people from the academic and private sectors for the first time in its history.

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The Parliamentary Panel on External Affairs held a meeting where the ministry has brought to light its plans to recruit people from the academic and private sectors for the first time in its history. The move comes as huge change in the recruitment structure and capacity building of the IFS cadre.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and other top officials of the MEA informed that the ministry will advertise for positions in its public policy division aiming at talent from the academic world and the private sector.

Though there are lateral recruitments from Army and other such organisations into the MEA, it is for the first time it plans to advertise seeking talent from outside the government.
– Shashi Tharoor, Committee Chairman

The committee’s chairman, Shashi Tharoor, put out the following tweets after the meeting.

The need for a separate UPSC examination for cadre, mid-career entry and in-service training and orientation of MEA officials is also being discussed by the standing committee.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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