Government to recruit interns for research work

interns-wantedNEW DELHI: Government is the first time looking to recruit interns and research scholars to study issues relating to anti-corruption law, punishment to government employees for unethical behavior and exit policies for inefficient public servants among others.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has called for applications from eligible candidates who could be attached within the department and supplement the process of analysis through desirable empirical collection and collation of in-house and other information.

“The exposure for the interns to the functioning of the Indian Government may be an add-on in furthering their own career goals in the non-profit organisation (NPO) sector or international organisations,” a press release issued today by the DoPT said.

The internship shall be for a minimum period of two months but shall not exceed six months in individual cases, it said.

The DoPT has identified ten topics including analysis of cases disposed of by Central Administrative Tribunal; collection of data on reservation from ministries and its analysis; issues relating to anti-corruption law, punishment of government employees for unethical behavior and exit policies for inefficient public servants.

Best Human Resource (HR) practices; service conditions; expectations of persons with disabilities with employees; impact evaluation of mid-career training program of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS), and revising methodology of training programme are other areas for internship.

As per the eligibility criteria, an applicant should be a citizen of India and a graduate or post graduate or research student enrolled in reputed university or institution and preferably specialising in HR and associated subjects in public policy.

“A maximum of ten interns may be hired at any given time by the department on a token remuneration basis. Department may also hire equal number of unpaid interns especially during the summer vacation months of the universities when the supply side may be very strong if it may be justified on the basis of value of such engagement for the department,” the proposal seeking applications said.

Interns may be given a stipend of Rs 10,000 per month necessary to meet their conveyance and other daily needs. (Source:PTI)