New Delhi: On the one hand, the Central Government has been facing constant opposition and criticism for unemployment across the country. On the other hand, the Central Government itself says that more than 8 lakh posts are lying vacant in its various ministries and departments. During the monsoon session of Parliament, Minister of State for Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh informed the Upper House in a written reply about the vacant posts. According to the report, in his reply, the Minister said that a total of 8,72,243 posts are lying vacant in all ministries and departments of the Centre as of March 1, 2020.
Jitendra Singh in his reply said that the total sanctioned posts in all central government ministries and departments as of March 1, 2020, are 40,04,941. Out of these, only 31,32,698 posts have been recruited. Thus the number of vacant posts is 8.72 lakh. Union Minister Jitendra Singh in his reply on Thursday also spoke about the recruitment made by three recruiting agencies of the government. He said that between 2016-17 to 2020-21, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recruited a total of 25,267 people, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) 2,14,601, and Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) 2,04,945 people.
In the central government where so many jobs are lying vacant on the one hand. On the other hand, there is a hue and cry from unemployment in the country. According to the monthly figures of the unemployment rate of the private think tank CMIE, unemployment has been increasing in the country since early 2021.