SSC Recruitment 2019: Over 84,030 Vacant Posts To Be Filled Soon
New Delhi: Though the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) continue with their process to fill the vacant posts in the Central Armed Police Forces, over 84,000 posts out of the sanctioned strength of 9,99,795 are still lying vacant and the government is taking ‘expeditious’ steps to fill them, the Home Ministry said in Lok Sabha.
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) comprise the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF), Assam Rifles (AR) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
In a written reply to Lok Sabha, the Home Ministry said that the vacancies keep arising in the forces due to retirement, voluntary retirement and death. “On an average, 10 per cent of vacancies in different grades arise every year and there exists a well established procedure to fill up these vacancies. Currently, there are 84,037 vacancies,” it said.
The government has taken expeditious steps to fill up the vacancies in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including the posts created, the Home Ministry said, adding it is a continuous process.
In the year 2017, 57,268 vacancies of constable (general duty-GD) for the recruitment cycle 2015-16 were filled through recruitment by SSC.
For the recruitment year 2018, 58,373 vacancies of constable (GD) were notified for which computer based written examination was conducted by the SSC. Similarly, in case of other ranks, 1,094 vacancies of Sub-Inspector (GD) for the year 2018 were reported to SSC and it has since declared the result, the Ministry said.
For Assistant Commandant (GD), written examination for 466 vacancies for the year 2018 was conducted by the UPSC and the result has since been declared, it said.
A total of 1,412 candidates have been shortlisted for interview or personality test.
A notification for Assistant Commandant (GD) Exam, 2019 has since been published for filling up of 323 vacancies, the ministry added.