1 min read.Updated: 29 Aug 2016, 11:06 AM ISTRemya Nair
The Modi government has opened up jobs across various government departments for professionals working in the private sector in a first-of-its-kind initiative
New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government’s move to hire people from the private sector has seen a deluge of applications.
Within just a few days of putting up the job vacancies on the portal under the title ‘Do you want to work for the government’, the government has received more than 4,000 applications on mygov.in from people looking to join the government on a contract basis.
As per the latest details put on the website, 4,684 applications have been uploaded on the portal in less than a week.
Last week, the Modi government opened up jobs across various government departments like editorial writers, researchers, data scientists, software developers, video editors, social media experts, graphic designers and app developers for professionals working in the private sector, in a first-of-its-kind initiative. Interested candidates were asked to upload their job resumes directly on the mygov website.
“Carrying forward the spirit of 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 government said.
“The resumes will be scrutinized by MyGov, and shortlisted resumes will be contacted for further discussion/interview. The compensation package will be discussed during direct interactions," it added.