Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Government offers a cool job in Washington-based IMF

FOR joint secretary level officers in India, here’s a chance to grab a high-profile post in Washington DC. The government is looking for a suitable candidate the post of Senior Adviser to the Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Washington, (joint secretary level), under the Department of Economic Affairs. 
For the record, Dr Arvind Virmani who had served as the Chief Economic Advisor in the ministry of finance, is India’s Executive Director in the IMF. That means the selected candidate needs to work closely with Dr Virmani. The post which is now upgraded to the joint secretary level, falls vacant on December 14, 2010.
The officer must have been empanelled to hold joint secretary or equivalent posts at the Centre, and must have worked for at least 2 years at the Centre under Central Staffing Scheme as on date of vacancy. Officers must be below 54 years as on the date of vacancy ie December 14, 2010.
Among desirable qualifications include experience of dealing with externally aided projects, degree in international trade or MBA etc.
For details, click the DoPT CIRCULAR, dated Oct 12, 2010
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Action and Appointments
Dhruv Vijai Singh, a 1976 batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IAS, presently special secretary, in the department of administrative reforms and public grievances, has been appointed as secretary in the ministry of water resources in place of UN Panjiar, a 1973 batch Bihar cadre IAS who is retiring on October 31, 2010.

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