Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1.5 million Chinese youths aspire to be bureaucrats; customs service preferred

An artist's impression of a 15th century Chinese bureaucrat
THE sustained economic downturn has impacted career options of lakhs of Chinese youths. Now, it is official that more and more young Chinese want to be bureaucrats, despite the career is less remunerative. In the recently held national civil service examination, as many as…
1.5 million applicants got registered, an indication that Chinese graduates are chasing more stable career than the high paid private sector jobs.
According to local media reports, the number of civil service aspirants in China is now 20 times more than what it used to be a decade ago. Like most bureaucracy around the word, the Chinese babus too face the same criticism: lack of dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit.
Interestingly, the Chinese do not prefer all administrative jobs. According to reports quoting Chinese state-owned news agency Xinhua, customs and taxation service is the most preferred job whereas very few want to join services like China Earthquake Administration.

Action and Appointments
a) The following six officers of Indian Audit and Accounts Service of 1990 batch have been empanelled for appointment to the posts of joint secretary or equivalent. The officers are:
1. Amar Patnaik
2. Jayant Sinha
3. AM Bajaj
4. Sadu Israel
5. Ms Smith S Chaudhuri
6. Ms Devika Nayar
b) Ms TY Das, a 1982 batch Assam cadre IAS, presently joint secretary in the ministry of DONER, has been appointed as secretary in Central Information Commission in the rank and pay of additional secretary in the vacancy of Bipin Bihari Srivastava, a 1978 batch Bihar cadre IAS.

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