4.2+ Lakhs posts are vacant in Central Government: MoS

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Recently, Narayan Lal Panchariya asked the present position regarding vacant posts in the Central Government. Over 4.2 lakh posts are vacant in various central government departments, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha.

The official response stated:

As per the Annual Report on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees 2015-16 as on 1.3.2015, published by Pay Research Unit, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, the number of vacant posts in position in various Ministries/Departments is 4,20,547 out of total sanctioned strength of 36,49,468.


Vacancies caused due to retirement, death, promotion etc. are required to be filled following provisions of Recruitment Rules for the post. The number of direct recruitments made by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) during the last three years is as per table below:

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