Tuesday October 17, 2017
Home India MEA is all se...

MEA is all set to hire academics and private sector researchers

0
309

By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is planning to recruit people from the academic and private sectors for the first time in its history. The recruited consultants would assist Indian diplomats in taking appropriate foreign policies. This is being done to introduce new thinking in the system.Subrahmanyam_Jaishankar_2014

As reported by media outlets, the Parliamentary standing committee on External Affairs met to discuss recruitment structure and capacity building of IFS cadre.

The Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and other top officials of the MEA reportedly informed that for the first time ever, the ministry will advertise for positions in its public policy division aiming at hiring talented people from the academic world and private sector.

“Though there are lateral recruitments from army and other such organisations into the MEA, it is for the first time it plans to advertise seeking talent from outside government,” committee chairman Shashi Tharoor was reported as saying.

The MEA hopes to bring in four researchers on a consultant basis for works attached to the PPR (Policy Planning and Research) Division, as per media reports. The minimum qualification would be an M. Phil degree in the relevant area of international relations. The final selection would be based on an interview.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Next Story

Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj holds meet for Indian diaspora

0
52
Sushma Swaraj
Image source: www.newsmobile.in

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today led a panel discussion on delivering consular services to Indian diaspora as part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD).

“Brainstorming diaspora engagement. EAM @SushmaSwaraj leads 2nd PBD panel discussion on Delivering Consular Services,” ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The PBD, a conclave of the Indian diaspora organised by the ministry, has undergone a change from this year onwards.

Started in 2003 and anchored by the erstwhile Ministry of Overseas Indian affairs (MOIA), it was an annual event that celebrated the Indian diaspora’s success and deliberated on issues confronting them.

However, from this year, with the merger of the MOIA with the external affairs ministry, the celebratory event has been turned into a biennial affair with the intervening year being devoted to “a lot of thinking and a lot of thought process”, according to Sushma Swaraj.

People who migrated from territories that are currently within the borders of India, as well as their descendants, are termed as Indian Diaspora. The diaspora is currently estimated to number over twenty million.

“People would study the various issues and come up with various recommendations so that the problems of the diaspora could be solved,” she said in her keynote speech at the signature 14th PBD event held here on January 9. (IANS)

Next Story

Rising popularity: MEA following on social media hits 3 million mark

0
60
MEA
Photo: globussoft.com

New Delhi: The following of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on social media platforms has hit a 3.8 million mark which does not include the missions abroad.

MEA’s monthly following on Facebook is 15 million and 17.5 million on Twitter while the followers of Indian Diplomacy facebook page and MEA India facebook page have increased considerably to 8,17,513 and 11,91, 214 respectively.

The number of people adding the MEA India G+ page to their inner circles is fast expanding and has crossed 7,83,768, according to the Ministry’s annual report.

The Indian diplomacy Twitter account and the official spokesperson’s twitter account have a combined followership of 10,32,930.

The Ministry in order to increase its presence on social media platforms has roped in missions and posts abroad to communicate directly with the local population of the host countries as well as the Indian diaspora.

At present, around 149 Indian missions around the world (95%) have a Facebook presence. They have been standardized under one title example: ”India in USA”, “India in Ireland”.

The accounts are used to put information about India like investments in India, participation in programmes such as ”Make in India” , “Digital India” and also about a particular embassy activity of a country. More than 90 missions and posts are also active on Twitter. The ministry is working to standardize names on Twitter as well.

The number of viewers of documentaries and films on Indian diplomacy Youtube channel has also increased to 63,81,147. The Flickr account is a good ‘repository’ of photos of major events of the ministry.

(Source: webindia123.com)

Next Story

MEA to organize “Know India Program” to familiarize Diaspora youth with India’s culture

1
186

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs is organizing the next edition of “Know India Programme” (KIP) to familiarize Indian Diaspora youth with India’s culture, heritage and also with contemporary India.

KIP will be for a duration of 25 days, of which participants will spend nearly 10 days in a select State. The focus of the next KIP will be ‘Maharashtra State’, and is scheduled from 05 May to 01 June, 2016. The highlight of this tour would be a chance to experience a journey onboard the luxury train ‘Deccan Odyssey’.

This program is open for Indian origin diaspora youth in the age group of 18-26 years. Preference would be given to PIOs who have not visited India so far.

Completed application forms should be submitted by Indian diaspora youth to concerned Indian Missions/Consulates by 7 April. Selected participants have to purchase their flight ticket for their journey from the country of residence to India and back, as per the schedule shared. Concerned Indian Mission/Post would reimburse 90% of total cost of air ticket (at lowest economy excursion fare) to participants on successful completion of the program by them.