Source: The Economic Times, Aug 24, 2016
NEW DELHI: Do you want to work for the Narendra Modi government? Here is your chance, with the Centre now asking for resumes from citizens who could be brought on board on contract to work as ‘experts’ in various positions across central ministries.
The government is looking for editorial writers, senior management professionals, software developers, researchers, data scientists, graphic designers, digital content script writers, advertising professionals, academic experts, social media experts and application developers at various seniority levels in what is a first-of-its-kind endeavour to engage citizens with governance.
The exercise has been initiated by the Prime Minister’s MyGov portal to carry forward the government-citizen interface.
“MyGov proposes to create a data bank of resumes of various seniority levels and specializations. This data bank may be sourced by the government periodically to engage citizen experts in various domains for contractual services in various positions across ministries, departments, organizations, institutions, and specialized entities,” the MyGov portal said in a post on Tuesday, listing out the various positions, domains and specializations that are currently being considered for hiring by the government.
“The resumes will be scrutinised by MyGov, and shortlisted resumes will be contacted for further discussion/interview. The compensation package will be discussed in the direct interactions. The submission of resumes in this forum does not guarantee employment or engagement,” MyGov has specified in its post.
For editorial writers, the government is seeking a qualification of Masters in Mass Communication or Masters in Journalism or a Masters in Economics/social sciences apart from experience in form of writing pieces in prominent media platforms. Senior level professionals or retired professionals from universities, hospitals, armed forces, civil services and police service, who have experience in leading large teams of professionals, are being sought for ‘Senior Management’ posts. A Ph.D is required for a person to apply for the ‘Academic Experts’ post along with experience of academic experience in universities, colleges or think tanks or retired professors from universities of international repute.
For the job of social media experts, the government is looking for those with expertise in devising and running successful social media profiles in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Whatsapp and those running a blog site or crowd sourced opinion or blog websites.