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Important Notice for the Applicants of Lateral Recruitment to Senior Positions

Important Notice for the Applicants of Lateral Recruitment to Senior Positions in Government of India


File No: F.8/292/2018-R(C&P)


Lateral Recruitment to Senior Positions in
Government of India

This is with reference to the applications invited by the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) from talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building to join the Government at the level of Joint Secretary on contract basis in the following ten Department/Ministries of the Government:-

(i) Department of Revenue
(ii) Department of Financial Services
(iii) Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare
(iv) Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
(v) Ministry of Shipping
(vi) Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
(vii) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
(viii) Ministry of Civil Aviation
(ix) Department of Economic Affairs
(x) Department of Commerce

The task of selection of suitable candidates from amongst those who have already applied in response to the same has now been entrusted to the Union Public Service Commission by the competent authority on 29th October, 2018. All candidates who have already submitted the application to DOPT are hereby instructed to fill up a Detailed Application Form (DAF) which seeks to obtain additional specific information of the candidates regarding qualifications and experience so as to facilitate the selection process. A mail is also being issued separately to each of the candidates who have applied, through their registered e-mail ID indicated in their online applications submitted in response to DoPT Advertisement. The candidates may access the link (https://upsconline.nic.in/oralateral/candidate/LoginFi nal.php) also indicated in the mail addressed to them and submit online all the requisite information asked for in the DAF before 06.00 PM 1st January 2019

The essential qualifications indicated in the original advertisement are the minimum and mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for Test/ Interview. As the numbers of applications are large, Commission may adopt suitable short listing criteria to restrict the number of candidates to be called for Test / Interview to a reasonable number by any or more of the following methods

(i) By defining the comparable level of experience suitably.
(ii) On the basis of any specific experience or higher Experience in the relevant field than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
(iii) On the basis of higher/ relevant Educational Qualifications than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
(iv) By holding a Recruitment Test.

The candidate should, therefore, mention all his/her qualifications and experience in the relevant field over and above the minimum qualifications.

The candidates are required to upload documents in support of the Educational Qualification and Experience claimed by them in DAF. Degree / Diploma / Certificate may be uploaded in support of the educational qualification. If Degree / Diploma is not available, Provisional Certificate along with full Marksheet may be uploaded. For experience, up-to-date and full Experience Certificate, unambiguously indicating the nature of duties, dates and duration of experience, level / position, responsibilities etc issued by the employer may be uploaded. In case, the submitted documents do not satisfactorily support the claim made, the applications would be liable to be rejected.

Similarly, applicants who have claimed relevant experience but the Experience Certificate attached in support of that is not for the entire duration claimed or do not support the claim made would be rejected. Only the time period of relevant experience for which Experience Certificate has been submitted would be considered.

Appointment letters, office orders, transfer orders, resignation letters, pay certificates, service certificates, posting orders, affidavits and the certificates attested by the candidates themselves or self employment certificates are not considered as proof of experience. Candidates will be short-listed for Test/Interview on the basis of the information provided by them in their DAF. They must ensure that such information is true. If at any subsequent stage or at the time of Test/Interview any information given by them or any claim made by them in their online DAF is found to be false, appropriate action as deemed fit, would be taken against such candidates

DAF received after last date of submission i.e. 06.00 PM on 01/01/2019 would not be considered

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