chief secretaries and GoI secretaries, the officer must have worked for at least two years at the Centre under the Central Staffing Scheme.
The deputy secretary or director-ranked officers are eligible to apply for the post.
The officer should have at least two years of cumulative work experiences in any of the fields of labour or Overseas Indian Affairs or investment or financial services or diaspora related matters. Also, the officer should be clear from vigilance angle. The officer should have at least “very good” service record, though it was made clear that preferences would be given to officers who have “outstanding” service record with a grading of 9 and above.
The officer should not be over 54 years of age. And the officer should not have been posted on an assignment in a foreign or captive post of Government of India earlier.
The desirable qualifications include experiences in bilateral or international negotiations, or international migration-related issues. The officer with experiences in IT or e-governance projects will be preferred.
Incumbent Anand Bardha was posted at Abu Dhabi in August, 2011. Earlier, he was district magistrate in Etawah district, and then collector of Haridwar district. He also served as a director in the ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs.