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Over 6.83 Lakh Posts Vacant In Central Government Departments
Over 6.83 Lakh Posts Vacant In Central Government Departments

Over 6.83 Lakh Posts Vacant In Central Government Departments

Over 6.83 Lakh Posts Vacant In Central Government Departments: In a recent reply in Rajyasabha the Minister Of State In the Ministry Of Personnel, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that there are over 6.83 Lakh Posts are vacant In the Central Government Departments. The official reply to the Parliament Question PDF is available here to download.

We have already shared RRB NTPC & RRC Group D Status Railway Minister Reply To Parliament Question. Mr. Sushil Kumar Gupta and Dr. Santanu Sen asked some questions regarding sanctioned & vacant posts in Central government departments in Rajasabha on 05th March 2020. In this post we are sharing the Official Reply by the Minister Of Personnel, Dr. Jitendra Singh on these questions.

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Over 6.83 Lakh Posts Vacant In Central Government Departments

Article Name Over 6.83 Lakh Posts Vacant In Central Government Departments
Category Latest News
Name Of The Job Central Government Jobs
Question Number 1713
Total Sanctioned Posts 38,02,779
Total Employee In Position 31,18,956
Total Vacant Posts 6,83,823
Question By Mr. Sushil Kumar Gupta and Dr. Santanu Sen
Replied By Dr. Jitendra Singh
Source Rajyasabha
Status Answer Released
Official Website https://rajyasabha.nic.in/

Vacant Posts In Central Services: Questions

On 05th March 2020, In an Unstarred Question No. 1713 Mr. Sushil Kumar Gupta & Dr. Santanu Sen asked in Rajyasabha:

Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

  1. whether it is a fact that there are lakhs of Central Government jobs/posts lying vacant and Government has not taken any steps to fill up these vacant posts;
  2. the details of number of posts lying vacant and the reasons for not filling up these sanctioned posts, category-wise;
  3. the details of posts abolished in the last 10 years, year-wise and its reasons therefor; and
  4. the measures taken by Government to fill up vacant posts in the Central Government Services in a time bound manner for various categories?

Central Government Jobs: Minister Of Personnel Reply

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

(DR. JITENDRA SINGH

(a) & (b): As per Annual Report of Pay Research Unit of Department of Expenditure, following is position w.r.t vacancies in the Central Government as on 01.03.2018:

Sanctioned strength  38,02,779
Employee in position  31,18,956
Vacant posts 6,83,823

Category-wise details of the sanctioned posts and employees in position in various Ministries/Departments as on 01.03.2018 are at Annexure-I.

Central Government Jobs 2020 Minister Of Personnel Reply
Central Government Jobs 2020 Minister Of Personnel Reply

Vacancies in the Central Government are caused due to retirement, resignation, death, promotion etc. and the posts falling vacant are required to be filled as per recruitment rules framed by the concerned Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations.

Filling up of vacant posts is a continuous process depending on the vacancies arising across Ministries/Departments during the year and action calendar of the recruiting agencies.

Department Wise Vacant Posts In Central Government Jobs

During the year 2019-20, three recruiting agencies namely, Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission & Railway Recruitment Board have made recommendations for recruitment to the following posts:-

Recruitment Agency Vacant Posts
UPSC 4,339
SSC 13,995
RRB 1,16,391
Total 1,34,785

Further, recruiting agencies like SSC, Railway Recruitment Board, Postal Service Board and Ministry of Defence are in process of filling up of 3,10,832 vacant posts, including 27,652 vacant posts of defence civilians.

(C) & (d): Government issues instructions from time to time for timely and advance action to fill up the vacant posts. Recently, all Ministries/Departments of the Central Government have been requested to take time bound action to fill the existing vacancies in various Ministries/Departments and their attached/subordinate offices vide OM No. 43014/03/2019Estt(B) dated 21.01.2020.

To reduce the recruitment cycle, recruiting agencies have switched over to computer based on line test, interview for non-gazetted posts has been discontinued and provisional appointment is being made pending verification of antecedents of the candidates.

However, no centralised data of posts abolished in maintained.

Central Government Recruitment 2020: Conclusion

Vacancies in the central government are caused due to retirement, resignation, death, promotion etc. and the posts falling vacant are required to be filled as per recruitment rules by the concerned Ministries/Departments/organisations.

To reduce the recruitment cycle, recruiting agencies have switched over to computer based online test, interview for non-gazetted posts has been discontinued and provisional appointment is being made pending verification of antecedents of the candidates.

Out of the total of 38,02,779 sanctioned strength, 31,18,956 employees were in position, as on 05th March 2020.

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