Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: A total of 1,00,933 candidates were recommended for government jobs during 2016-17 as against 1,11,807 in 2015-16 and 1,13,524 in 2014-15, , according to a written reply given by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

There is an overall reduction in the number of candidates recommended for government jobs by various recruitment bodies, he said.

Singh said the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recommended 5,735 candidates in 2016-17 as against 6,866 and 8,272 in 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recommended 68,880; 25,138; and 58,066 candidates during 2016-17, 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively.

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Similarly, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) empanelled and recruited 26,318 candidates in 2016-17 as against 79,808 and 47,186 such selections in 2015-16 and 2014-15 respectively.

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“Government of India does not have any proposal for providing unemployment allowance to unemployed persons,” PTI quoted Singh as saying.

In another reply, the minister said the CBI is probing the alleged leak in the recruitment examination conducted by the SSC.