Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Geneva-based WTO job on offer for deputy secretary level Indian bureaucrat

YET another high profile global post is on offer for Indian bureaucrats to apply. The DoPT (department of personnel and training) has come out with a circular asking for nomination from officers at the rank of deputy secretary or director to fill up the post of First Secretary (Legal) in Permanent Mission of lndia (PMI), WTO, Geneva. This is the second such major hunt for suitable officers to be posted at WTO's headquarters in Geneva. About four months ago, another hunt for candidates for the post of Counsellor (Services) in the WTO's Permanent Mission of India (PMI), began for a vacancy that was expected to arise on November 21, 2009. The detailed eligibility of the current post of First Secretary (Legal) in Permanent Mission of lndia (PMI), WTO, Geneva are as follows: a) Officers of the rank of deputy secretary/director of Government of lndia or equivalent level are eligible for the post b) Mandatory Requirements i) Officers having 2 years cumulative work experience in commerce, trade and industry ii) Should be familiar with the functioning of the WTO and have knowledge of the legal agreements iii) Should have a degree in Law (LLB) c) Desirable Requirements i) Should have experience in the trade policy division of the department of commerce ii) Should have the ability to handle international negotiations d) It is further required that i) The officer must have worked for at least 2 years at the Centre under the Central Staffing Scheme ii) Should have at least "Very Good" service record iii) Should not be over 54 years of age on the date of occurrence of vacancy iv) The officer should not have been nominated for foreign training or should not be on training or foreign assignment currently v) Should not be on study leave or long leave The names of willing and eligible officers who can be spared by the state government/ministries/departments may be forwarded to this Department along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data and certified ACR grading of the last five years. For officers working in the state government, it may also be ensured that the "Cooling Off", after a previous stint on deputation, if any, is complete and the officer is eligible to be appointed on Central Deputation as per rules. e) Last date of application: 15th December, 2009. Significantly, present current cabinet secretary K M Chandrasekhar, served as Ambassador to the WTO in the Permanent Mission of India (PMI), Geneva. He joined in December 2001 succeeding S Narayanan. Actual copy of DoPT CIRCULAR dated November 16, 2009 Read about the earlier vacancy: A high profile post on offer for WTO, Geneva (August 1, 2009) The actual copy of Haryana chief secretary's list of eligible officers for First Secretary's post at PMI, WTO, Geneva Action & Appointments Following four Judges have been appointed as Supreme Court Judges. In order of seniority, they are: i) Justice Ananga Kumar Patnaik, Chief Justice, Madhya Pradesh High Court ii) Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, Chief Justice, Punjab & Haryana High Court, iii) Justice Kalavamkodath Sivasankara Panicker Radhakrishnan, Chief Justice, Gujarat High Court iv) Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar, Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court

1 comment:

  1. Not a bad posting by the side of a beautiful lake in Geneva! Also, in today's world of trade and economics, a stint in WTO will make you more suitable for competitive posts later.