Nearly 6.83 lakh posts lying vacant in central government – Nearly 6.83 lakh posts are lying vacant in different central government departments, informed the Personnel Ministry to Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply that “Recruitment against vacant posts is a continuous process. By the time vacancies are reported by a department get filled up, some new vacancies arise,”
When a post remains vacant for more than two or three years, it becomes ‘deemed abolished’. “Such posts are revived based on the functional justification,” the minister said, adding that there is no system of abolishing posts in the railways.
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He also informed that against the sanctioned posts of 38,02,779 in the central government, 31,18, 956 were filled as on March 1, 2018.
According to Minister of State for Personnel, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has already started recruitment process to fill up 1,05,338 posts during the year 2019-20 based on the vacancies reported by the user departments,
He also informed about the centralized employment notifications (CENs) during 2017-18, for 1,27,573 combined vacancies of various group ‘C’ and Level-1 posts notified by the Ministry of Railways for new and future vacancies to arise in two years time.
Another five CENs covering 1,56,138 vacancies of various Group ‘C’ and Level-1 posts were issued in 2018-19. The Department of Posts have also conducted examination/notified to fill up 19,522 vacancies, other than those to be filled up through SSC, in various grades, adding that “recruitment process to fill up 4,08,591 vacancies by the SSC is in progress”.