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Over 6.84 lakh vacant posts in central government departments: Govt

Amid chorus over lack of jobs, the government on Wednesday said that over 6.84 lakh posts were vacant in different departments under it. Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 lakh, 31.18 lakh were filled as on March 1, 2018, leaving 6.84 lakh posts vacant, according to a written reply by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.

“Vacancies in central government are caused due to retirement, death, and promotion, and the posts falling vacant are required to be filled as per recruitment rules by ministries, departments or organizations concerned,” he said.

“The filling up of vacant posts is a continuous process, depending on vacancies arising across ministries or departments during the year and action calendar of the recruiting agency,” Singh said. In another reply, he said that the Staff Selection Commission has planned to conduct examinations to fill up the 1,03,266 vacancies reported by various ministries during the years 2019 and 2020.

“The Railway Board has notified five centralized employment notifications in 2018-19 for new and future vacancies that are likely to arise in two years, covering 1,56,138 vacancies,” the minister said.

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