|Telecom Guru Sam Pitroda (left) at a TCIL meet (File Photo)|
the TCIL to fill up posts by deputation of Group “A” officers of the department of telecommunications (DOT) and other ministries who have a background of telecommunication and information technology for a further period of three years with effect from October 1, 2013.
To ward off any possible controversy, the government in a statement made it clear that the decision of engagement of Group “A” officers on deputation is in accordance with the guidelines of the department of public enterprises (DPE) subject to a maximum of 10 percent of the total number of below board level posts in TCIL.
“This arrangement will provide effective and efficient utilization of the pool of technical manpower available in the Department of Telecommunication and other ministries. The decision will enable TCIL to meet its short term requirement of technical manpower,” said the statement issued by the ministry of communication and IT on Thursday.
Set up in 1978 for providing Indian telecom expertise in telecom, civil and IT to developing countries around the world, TCIL is a premier telecommunications consultancy and engineering company under the administrative control of the DoT.
The TCIL’s core competence include switching, transmission systems, cellular services, rural telecommunication, optical fibre based backbone transmission systems, IT and networking solutions, e-Governence, 3G network, WIMAX technology etc. It also handles civil construction projects.