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Manager (Press) in Budget Press on deputation / absorption basis and Sr.Legal Associate/Legal Associate

Written By Ajit Kumar on Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 4:49 AM


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Invitation of applications for appointment as Sr.Legal Associate/Legal Associate in the Department of Economic Affairs.
The Department of Economic Affairs proposes to engage Sr. Legal Associate/Legal Associates for a fixed period on full time basis under the supervision of Joint Secretary (Investment) in this Department to deal with disputes against Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and under Indian Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Only persons with requisite qualification and experience as prescribed would be hired. Applications are invited for the position of one (1) Sr. Legal Associate and two (2) Legal Associates on a full time basis. Age Limit for both posts is 40 years. The terms of reference for both categories of legal associates are as follows:
a) Assisting the Investment Division in the Department of Economic Affairs for all legal matters relating to cases against the Foreign Investment Promotion Board(FIPB) anywhere in India, including responding to the notices and liasoning with Govt. standing counsel for complying with court procedures;
b) Drafting and filing of all legal documents for cases against the FIPB;
c) Briefing senior counsels with regard to FIPB cases, attending court hearings and reporting the matter back to the Department; and
d) Work related to drafting legal documents and assisting external legal counsel with regard to Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) dispute handled by DEA/GoI, as per requirement.
2 The minimum qualification for applying for the position of Senior Legal Associate is as follows:
a) Graduate degree in law from a recognized Indian University. However, preference may be given to those with a Master’s degree in Law from an Indian or foreign university.
b) Consistent academic record during the undergraduate degree in law, i.e preferably above 70% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average of above 7/10 alongwith achievements in co-curricular activities such as moot courts etc.
c) Minimum 3-4 year experience in an Indian law firm or in any other independent set up handling complex litigation or arbitration matters (certificate of experience would be required to be produced at the time of interview). However, preference may be given to those with experience in a band 1 Indian legal firm.
d) Experience should ideally relate to the following disciplines : (i) Corporate Law; (ii) Foreign investment regulation; (iii) Public International Law or International Investment Law; and (iv) International Arbitration.
e) Minimum 2 publications in reputed national/international legal journals regarding subject matters listed under (d) above in the last 4 years.
3. The minimum qualification for applying for the position of a Legal Associate is as follows:
a) Graduate degree in law from a recognized Indian University.
b) Consistent academic record during the undergraduate degree in law, i.e, preferably above 70% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average of above 7/10 alongwith achievements in co-curricular activities such as moot courts, etc.
c) Minimum 1 year experience in an Indian law firm or in any other independent set up handing complex litigation or arbitration matters (Certificate of experience would be required to be produced at the time of interview).
d) Experience should ideally relate to the following disciplines : (i) Corporate Law; (ii) Foreign investment regulation; (iii) Public International Law or International Investment Law; and (iv) International Arbitration.
4. Tenure :
a) The maximum continuous tenure will be two years. If the services are found satisfactory at the end of the first year the contract can be extended for the next year. They will be appointed on full time basis and will not be permitted to take up any other assignment during the period.
b) The appointment can be cancelled at any time by the Ministry without assigning any reason.
5. Other Entitlements/Conditions
5.1 Senior Legal Associate : Rs. 60,000/- per month. If the services are found satisfactory the contract can be extended for the next year.
5.2 Legal Associate : Rs. 35,000/- per month. If the services are found satisfactory the contract can be extended for the next year.
6. Tax Deduction at Source: The Income Tax or any other tax liable to be deducted, as per the prevailing rules will be deducted at source before effecting the payment, for which the Department will issue TDS Certificate/s. Service Tax, as applicable shall be payable extra, at the prevalent rates.
6.1 Other Allowances: No TA/DA shall be admissible for joining the assignment or on its completion. No other facilities like DA, accommodation, residential phone, conveyance/transport, foreign travel, personal staff, medical reimbursement etc. would be admissible.
6.2 Leave :
On appointment they will be eligible for 8 days leave in a calendar year on pro-rata basis. Therefore, they will not draw any remuneration in case of his/her absence beyond 8 days in a year (calculated on a pro-rata basis) Also un-availed leave in a calendar year cannot be carried forward to next calendar year.
7. Confidentiality:
a) The candidate on appointment, may not, except with the previous sanction of Department of Economic Affairs in the bonafide discharge of his/her duties, publish a book or a compilation of articles or participate in a radio broadcast or contribute an article or write a letter to any newspaper or periodical, either in his/her own name or anonymously or pseudonymous in the name of any other person, if such book, article, broadcast, uses any information that he may gather as part of this consultancy, without the prior approval of the DEA.
b) During the period of assignment with Department of Economic Affairs, the consultant would be subject to the provisions of the Indian Official Secret Act, 1923 and will not divulge any information gathered by him during the period of his/her assignment to anyone who is not authorized to know/have the same.
c) The candidate appointed by the Department, shall in no case represent or give opinion or advice to others in any matter which is adverse to the interest of the Department.
8. Right of Department of Economic Affairs:
DEA reserves the right to decide to cancel this advertisement, and not to proceed in the matter, at any stage accept or reject any or all offers, without giving any explanation, whatsoever.
9. Termination of Agreement :
The Department may terminate a contract to which these Terms apply if : The Candidate is unable to address the assigned works. Quality of the assigned works is not to the satisfaction of the Department. The Candidate fails in timely achievement of the milestones as finally decided by the Commission. The candidate is found lacking in honesty and integrity. The Department reserves the right to terminate the contract, by giving fifteen days notice to the Candidate.
10. Submission of Application :
Separate Application will have to be submitted for each position. Individuals interested in applying for the above positions may send their Resumes alongwith self attested copies of originals demonstrating the applicant’s compliance with the minimum qualification criteria as may be applicable to (liz_basil2002 @ yahoo.co.in and c.c to ishita.tripathy@nic.in). Applications can also be sent to US (Admn.I A), Room No. 164-A, North Block, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi – 110 001, within 15 days from date of notification on DEA’s website.

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