According to a circular issued by department of personnel and training (DoPT) on February 9, the government wanted to appoint an officer who must have been empanelled to hold joint secretary or equivalent posts at the Centre, but must not be senior enough to be empanelled as additional secretary in next three years. Also, the new minister (economic) should have experiences of working in an economic ministry.
The other mandatory qualifications include at least two years at the Centre under Central Staffing Scheme, age below 54 years as on the date of vacancy and proficiency in computers etc. Also, exposure to international trade and bilateral or international trade negotiations are considered as desirable qualifications for applying for the coveted post. The application must reach the DoPT in just two weeks of issuing the advertisement.
Action and Appointments
a) Rajiv Kher, a 1980 batch UP cadre IAS, presently joint secretary in the department of of commerce has been appointed as additional secretary in the department of commerce in place of DK Mittal, a 1977 batch UP cadre IAS.
b) Anil Kumar Singh, a 1995 batch UT cadre IAS has been appointed as director in the ministry of home affairs,
. New Delhi