New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: A total of 4,12,752 central government posts are lying vacant, as on March 1, 2016, which is yet to be filled up, said a report on ‘Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees for 2016-17.’
The number of vacancies in the central government civilian jobs came down from over 6 lakhs as on March 1, 2013 to 4.21 lakh as on March 1, 2014. However, the number of job vacancies remained more or less at the same level in subsequent years as it was in 2014, the finance ministry report said.
While the total number of vacant posts were 15,284 in group A, 26,310 and 49,740 posts in group B (gazetted) and in group B (non-gazetted) were vacant respectively. Besides, there were 3,21,418 vacancies in group C (non-gazetted), the report stated.
Out of the total 36,33,935 sanctioned position, the government filled up only 32,21,183 posts but 4,12,752 remained vacant.
Meanwhile, a senior government official said that the government is on the path of filling up the vacant posts.
“Over half of the central government vacant posts are in Indian Railways only. Recruitment notifications are regularly being released, the process is on,” he added.
As per reports, over 2 lakhs vacancy is there in the Indian Railways. It is worth mentioning that, the Railway Recruitment Board is releasing recruitment notifications on regular intervals to fill up posts in different divisions of the railway.
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With PTI Inputs