Lateral entry scheme an attempt to saffronise bureaucracy: Moily

NEW DELHI: The lateral recruitment move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government is an attempt to saffronise the bureaucratic institutions, former Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily said today.

The Government has invited applications from “outstanding individuals”, even from the private sector, for the joint-secretary level in different ministries. Advertisements were published in leading newspapers last week.

Moily, who served as the chairman of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission, claimed to have learnt that a branch of the RSS was conducting the orientation programme for Indian Statistical Service (ISS) officers.

This mechanism, Moily alleged, was a way of furthering a plan to saffronise 25 per cent of the IAS officers. (AGENCIES)


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