The central government has taken a big step to recruit vacancies in government jobs.
At present, about seven lakh central government posts are lying vacant.
The DoPT has directed that all ministries and departments take necessary steps in this regard.
The central government has taken a big step to recruit vacancies in government jobs. According to the information given by the government recently in the Parliament, at present, about seven lakh central government posts are lying vacant. After this, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has directed that all ministries and departments should take necessary steps in this regard at the earliest.
Circular sent to all ministries
The DoPT has sent a circular to all the ministries following the direction of the Cabinet Committee. The circular also mentions the directions of the panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. According to the circular, in a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth held on 23 December 2019, the Central Government has been asked to fill the existing vacancies in various departments and ministries at the earliest.
Report to be submitted on the fifth of every month
According to the Economic Times news, the ministries will have to submit a report on the 5th of every month regarding filling the vacant posts. The circular states that ministries and departments will have to submit their first report on February 5, 2020.
1.57 lakh posts increase since 2014
There has been an increase of 1.57 lakh posts since 2014. But by the year 2018, about seven lakh central government posts were lying vacant. According to the data, as of March 1, 2018, there were only 31.18 posts on 38 lakh posts. About 2.5 lakhs are lying vacant in the railway. In the defense sector, the figure is 1.9 lakh. Almost every ministry is lying vacant.
Government is preparing to take big steps
The Modi government is taking several steps to strengthen the Indian economy. The budget to be presented on February 1 is being prepared to take big steps.