|IORA Secy Gen Bhagirath, IFS|
two years and extendable depending upon the requirement of IORA secretariat. The post will be at deputy secretary level in the ministry of external affairs (headquarters), New Delhi.
IORA, formerly known as the Indian Ocean Rim Initiative and Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation, is an international organisation comprising coastal states bordering Indian Ocean like Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Currently a 1979 batch IFS, KV Bhagirath, is the secretary general of IORA.
And IORA’s priority areas include maritime safety and security, trade and investment facilitation, fisheries management, disaster risk management, academic, science and technology, tourism and cultural exchanges and gender empowerment.
For the research analyst post, the mandatory qualifications include the following:
a) The officer must have worked for at least two years at the Centre under the Central Staffing Scheme.
b) The officer should be clear from vigilance angle.
c) The officer should not have been debarred from central deputation.
d) The officer should have at least “Very Good” Service record. However, preference will be given to officers who have “Outstanding” service record with a grading of 9 and above.
e) The officer should not be over 54 years of age.