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Govt asks to fill-up vacancies; reports asked from every department

By IndianMandarins- 24 Jan 2020


The NaMo Government has directed filling up all existing vacancies pegging at around 7 lakh as per the last disclosure before Parliament. The DoPT in a circular has directed every secretary in the ministries to fill up all the existing vacancies in various ministries and departments.

The has been done after recommendation on CCIG that comprises the PM, Home Minister Amit Shah among some other members. The ministries have been asked to take a time-bound action in this regard.

The government has sought a report with the action taken to fill up the existing vacancies by the fifth day of every month. “The first such report should reach this department latest by February 5, 2020,” the DoPT circular says.

There were nearly 7 lakh vacancies in the central government as of 2018, and the total number employees has decreased since 2014 though the sanctioned number of posts has increased by almost 1.57 lakh, the government had told Parliament last November.

The data suggests that around 31.81 lakh central government were filled on March 1, 2018 as against 38 lakh post. The biggest central government employer, Indian Railways, had nearly 2.5 lakh vacancies, the data showed. About 1.9 lakh vacancies exist in the Defence (Civilian) sector, as per the data. Almost all ministries have vacancies.


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